Ban on plastic drinking straw by more and more government
At the beginning of July 2018, to ban plastic straws.
They’re not alone.
Starbucks plans to . it will ban plastic straws at its U.K. and Ireland restaurants. Bon Appétit Management, a food service company with 1,000 U.S. locations, it will phase out plastic straws. Alaska Airlines will be , in part thanks to an environmentally conscious girl scout.
Now more and more governments are advocating ban on sales and uses of plastic drinking straw.
Plastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April, the government has confirmed.
The move, which has been , is hoped to vastly reduce the litter and other environmental impacts of the nearly 5bn plastic straws currently used each year in England, along with more than 300m plastic stirrers and close to 2bn cotton buds with plastic stems.
Huge numbers of these items, particularly cotton buds, are flushed down toilets or otherwise end up in litter – surveys have recently found waterways across the UK , putting wildlife at risk.
The above news borrowed from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ and https://www.theguardian.com/, plastic drinking straw Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters