The EU Could Be Next to Ban Single-Use Plastics!

The EU Could Be Next to Ban Single-Use Plastics!

Plastic straws could be banned in the United Kingdom after Brexit, environment secretary, Michael Gove said last night.

The announcement was made not long after the Environment Secretary stated that he was looking into the legal basis for banning single-use plastic straws, The Independent reports. But we have to take a balanced approach towards the EU.

The petition launched by campaign group Final Straw in November a year ago, proposes the addition of a 5p charge on single-use plastic straws, similar to the charge imposed on plastic carrier bags in the UK. Maybe you can align with us?

He told Sky News there were "a number of things, from banning plastic straws to ending the live export of animals for slaughter, where being outside the European Union actually makes it easier for us to do the right thing".

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Its new plan will force major chain restaurants to stop providing plastic straws for in-store use from 2019, a requirement that will expand to all dining outlets in 2020. "We can achieve the same with plastic straws". I want to do everything we can to restrict the use of plastic straws and we're exploring at the moment if we can ban them. It only took me once to explain to my children.

According to estimates of the Marine Conservation Society, the United Kingdom uses 8.5 billion straws a year, and plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach clean-ups. Most plastic straws are not recycled. The One in Five campaign group wrote to Scottish Member of Parliament Kate Forbes arguing that the "Final Straw" campaign in Scotland did not fully understand the needs of some disabled people.

Every year, Europeans generate 25m tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling.

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