Banning commonly littered single-use plastic items in England
Almost a year after the government banned plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers, Defra has consulted on a proposal to ban more single-use items.The consultation focuses on commonly littered items that have not been sufficiently addressed by existing policies or proposals, and works towards the 25-year Environment Plan and eliminating avoidabl
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