Plastic straw ban comes into force in England
England's long-awaited ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force today following a six-month delay due to the coronavirus crisis.It is hoped that the ban will help curb the estimated 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers, and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds used in England every year. This comes just
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