'Turn the tide': Clamp down on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds moves forward

Michael Holder
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Ban on single-use plastic items aims to 'strike the right balance' between green benefits and disability rights, government says

A crackdown on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds finally looks as though it could soon be in force in England, after the government tabled legislation in Parliament yesterday aimed at heavily restricting...

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