Gove urged to follow Europe with ban on single-use plastic – UKPosted on May 28, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The EU is to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks in a bid to tackle the rising tide of plastic waste, a move that has prompted urgent calls for the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to guarantee that the UK will follow Brussels’ lead after Brexit.
The restrictions on “single-use” plastic will be launched on Monday by the European commission as part of its plan to ensure that 55% of all plastic is recycled by 2030. About 80-85% of all litter in the oceans is plastic, and half of that is made up of throw-away items such as plastic straws.
We need to see them introduce a container deposit scheme to remove littered drink bottles and introduce again the Latte levy to eradicate the litter of disposable coffee cups and lids.