Is Westminster dragging its feet on banning single-use plastics?

Picnics in the park will be more sustainable next summer with no disposable plastic plates, bowls or straws. And fish and chips by the sea won’t come in polystyrene with a plastic fork either. At least that’s the plan under Article 5 of the EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment – also known as the single-use plastics directive (SUP directive).

by David Burrows

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