UK Ban on Straws & Stirrers Under Review by DEFRA

Read the full story in Environmental Leader.

The UK government’s proposal to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws and stirrers has entered the consult phase; the ban would be enforced at some point between October 2019 and October 2020, but there would be some exceptions. Pharmacies and medical centers, for example, would still be able to sell or use plastic straws for medical reasons, while bars and restaurants would be able to stock some straws for use upon request, according to CNBC.

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