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Government takes action to ban plastic straws and drinks stirrers

Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England last Wednesday (May 22), following overwhelming public support for the move. The ban will come into force in April 2020. It will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or …

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IKEA UK and Ireland set to remove all single-use plastic straws

IKEA UK and Ireland has pledged to remove all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by October 1. The commitment applies to all UK and Ireland stores, including the recently opened IKEA Exeter store, all future IKEA outlets and IKEA online. The move is part of the …

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