Michael Gove announces ban on certain plastic items
Michael Gove has announced a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England from April 2020 in a bid to make sure that "our seas are cleansed of this scourge".
In addition, the environment secretary said, "packaging that doesn't include a minimum amount of recycled content will be taxed", and that the government is exploring alternatives to plastic.
Report by Jonesia.
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