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England to ban single-use plastic cutlery

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th August, 2021 11:15:55 AM
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The UK government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups in England as part of what it calls a "war on plastic".

Ministers said the move would help to reduce litter and cut the amount of plastic waste in oceans, BBC reported.

A consultation on the policy will launch in the autumn - although the government has not ruled out including other items in the ban.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland already have plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, and the European Union brought in a similar ban in July - putting ministers in England under pressure to take similar action.