Some single-use plastics to be banned

Barry White

The government has confirmed that single-use items like plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene trays will be banned in England, although no date has been announced when the ban will come into effect, it is likely to be in October.  This follows similar moves by Scotland and Wales.

Confirmation of the move from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) follows a long public consultation, which will be published on Saturday 14 January.

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