The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life.
Updated: Jun 13, 2018
The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers.
The plan will need to be approved by the 28 member states and the European Parliament before it can be passed.
The EU estimates that the ban will help:
Avoid 3.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions
Prevent damage to the environment that would cost the equivalent of €22bn (£19.2bn) by 2030
Save consumers €6.5bn.
Good news and we are waiting for more updates and non plastic regulations!