Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has followed both the Scottish and Welsh governments in tackling the issue of single-use plastics by banning these in England.
According to the Guardian newspaper, this means that 1.1bn plates and 4.25bn items of cutlery in England will no longer be made each year.
Annually over 300 million metric tonnes of plastic are produced worldwide. Many of these are single-use plastics that take over 200 years to eventually decompose and often pollute our streets, countryside, rivers and oceans, killing wildlife and marine life.
Thankfully the world is waking up to the damage that plastic is doing to the environment. 2,290,000 tonnes of plastic were recycled in the UK last year and this is increasing year on year. Recycling plastic preserves the world’s virgin materials and repurposing plastic uses less energy than making new plastic, so the process is much more sustainable, helping lower the carbon footprint, which positively impacts on climate change.
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