(UK) Government to ban single-use plastic cutlery (“war on plastic”)

The government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups in England as part of what it calls a “war on plastic”.

Ministers said the move would help to reduce litter and cut the amount of plastic waste in oceans. 

A consultation on the policy will launch in the autumn – although the government has not ruled out including other items in the ban.

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