Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force in England

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The ban aims to drive down the billions of single-use plastic items that wash up on UK beaches every year
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The ban aims to drive down the billions of single-use plastic items that wash up on UK beaches every year

The long-delayed ban on single-use plastic items in England is aimed at stemming the rising tide of plastic waste entering environment and oceans

The supply of plastic straws, stirrers, cotton buds and other plastic items in England is now illegal, with the long-delayed ban on a host of single-use plastic items having finally come into effect today,...

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