Protecting our world

The UK government has already acted to restrict the production and sale a number of single use plastic products. This week further plans were announced to ban more single-use, problematic plastics as Britain continues to build back greener from the pandemic and protect our natural word. 

  • Our world-leading Environment Act enables us to take tougher action on single-use plastics in England, but we must go further to fully eradicate the use of problematic plastics that pollute our natural world.
  • That is why we are launching a consultation into banning more problematic plastics, such as plastic cutlery and plates, meaning businesses and consumers will need to move towards more sustainable alternatives and consider how this move will be fair for consumers. 
  • Britain is leading the way in protecting our natural environment and these new plans represent the next major step in eradicating the use of problematic plastics as we build back greener. 

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