Single-use plastic plates to be banned in England

A new public consultation is set to be launched to seek views on a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and cups

McDonald’s launches plastic straws-to-swimwear project

The old iconic red-and-yellow plastic straws will be given a second life by being converted into women’s suit and men’s swim shorts made from upcycled fabric

Germany announces 2021 single-use plastics ban

Disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will be banned from July 2021

Pernod Ricard to phase out single-use plastic point-of-sale materials by 2021

The French drinks giant aims to increase consumer awareness regarding waste and has shared guidelines with its 90 affiliates regarding the materials that can no longer be used

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