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What is the UK plastic straw ban?

Sep. 05, 2018 Share:

Around 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away each year, potentially contributing to the over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans.

With that in mind, Theresa May is to unveil a sweeping ban on a number of products.

She urged Commonwealth leaders gathered in London to follow the UK's example.

A consultation will start later in 2018 and a ban could be enforced as early as next year.

It means single-use plastics - like straws - could no longer be available in pubs and restaurants.

What is the UK plastic straw ban?

What's Theresa May said about the ban?

Theresa May dubbed plastic waste as "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world" and added that the UK was taking a lead in tackling the problem.

She said: “Protecting the marine environment is central to our agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

“The UK government is a world leader on this issue, and today we have put forward ambitious plans to further reduce plastic waste from straws, stirrers and cotton buds.

“The Commonwealth is a unique organisation, with a huge diversity of wildlife, environments and coastlines.

“Together we can effect real change so that future generations can enjoy a natural environment that is healthier than we currently find it.

How did our company to response and support this policy?

Our company is not only the enterprise which is focusing profit, we are always paying our highly attention on environmental awareness. This is the responsibility for every one living in this world have to improve our surroundings. In our internal office, we also settled a ban for single use plastic straw. We have designed many reusable stainless- steel metal straw as a gift for our stuff and customs. Hopefully it will bring up people’ awareness for the protection of our earth.