Donald Trump: ‘Make plastic straws great again’

The President’s website claims more environmentally-friendly “liberal paper straws don’t work”

Holiday Inn owner pledges to check out mini plastic toiletries

InterContinental Hotels Group is switching to bulk-sized toiletries or refillable bottles across more than 5,600 of its hotels worldwide

Plastic ban
Ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England from April 2020

The government said it received ‘overwhelming public support’ for the move

The Muswell Hill Moment: Ban on plastic straws & cotton buds

Watch the video to find out what the public think

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England in a year

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the proposals

Marriott International pledges to check out plastic straws

The hotel giant will ditch them from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands

IKEA serves ban on single-use plastic straws in UK and Ireland

It will no longer offer and sell them at its restaurants and product range from October

Welsh firm supplying paper straws to McDonald’s granted £500k

It will support the expansion of the company, helping create around 102 new jobs

Starbucks pledges to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020

They will be replaced with new lids designed for use without straws and paper or compostable alternatives

EU proposes banning plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds

They are among the 10 single-use plastic products targeted that are said to be most often found on Europe’s beaches