Consultation on plans to crackdown on single-use plastic items

The government has announced plans to consult on banning single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups. This builds on our work to tackle plastic pollution as we build back greener.  

  • Plastic pollution damages our environment, harms our wildlife, and litters our landscape, so it is right that we put in place measures that drastically cut down the amount of plastic we leave behind. 
  • That is why the government plan to  ramping up efforts to tackle plastic pollution by launching a new consultation – beginning in the Autumn - on banning single-use plastic plates, cutlery and polystyrene cups and introducing sustainable alternatives.
  • These plans build on existing work banning plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds and will help to stamp out the unnecessary use of plastics that wreak havoc on our natural environment.


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