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UK will ban single-use plastic plates and cutlery for environmental reasons.

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The UK government is poised to ban certain single-use plastic products, a long-awaited step towards reducing pollution that environmentalists hope will be just one of many. The ban will cover plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks and certain kinds of polystyrene cups and food containers, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) told The Mail on Sunday. "A plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose — that is two centuries in landfill or polluting our oceans," Environment Secretary Therese Coffey told The Mail. "This new ban will have a huge impact to stop the pollution of billions of pieces of plastic and help to protect the natural environment for future generations." https://www.npr.org/2023/01/09/1147831853/england-ban-plastic-plates-cutlery-cups


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  • Tabitha Kimani

    74 w

    The environmental mess that plastics have caused immeasurable.

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    • rosebellendiritu

      74 w

      It's really a long time for it to decompose,this should serve as a warning to everyone,hence use/introduce more environmental friendly cutlery

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      • rosebellendiritu

        74 w

        200 years?this should have stopped like yesterday

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          74 w

          All plastics should banned to stop pollution

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          • Kamau WA Githinji

            74 w

            great initiative, they should do away with similar plates used during weddings

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            • rosebellendiritu

              74 w

              @kamau_wa_githinji you can imagine 200years...it's a looking time

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