Scottish Government consults on banning single-use plastic items

They include plastic plates, straws, cutlery, polystyrene food and drink containers and plastic balloon sticks

England’s plastic straw ban kicks in tomorrow

Businesses that will not stop selling or supplying single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers could face fines

Coronavirus pushes back ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Defra said the postponement is due to ‘disruptions to businesses caused by coronavirus pandemic’

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

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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