Plastic crackdown: Europe moves to ban single-use plastic

Michael Holder
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Europe-wide ban could be in place on certain items by 2021 - but is the war on plastics a distraction from the climate fight?

Throwaway plastic items such as cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers could soon be banned across Europe after MEPs backed measures to drive down the growing mountain of single-use plastic waste yesterday...

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