Defra delays disposable plastic items ban – Real Circularity Response

Lucy Siegle, Chair of Real Circularity Coalition, responds to DEFRA’s announcement that the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England will be delayed by six months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “This delay is all set to deliver negligible benefits for UK plc which is battling much more profound problems than the kind of straws they sell.

“I worry this delay risks plunging us further into the plastic pollution crisis that has blighted our lives for decades.”

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