Manx government proposes ban on single-use plastics – Isle of Man

Posted on July 26, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

The Isle of Man is to see a ban on plastic bags and plates in a bid to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

The Manx government has proposed bringing the island in line with the European Union, which voted to ban single-use plastic items by 2021.

Straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and balloon sticks will also be banned, though some exceptions will be allowed.

Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot said the aim was to “minimise the impact” of the material.

Now can the UK do this or will their new leader follow the corporate money to do nothing on this issue?