MSP leads call for plastic straws ban across UK

MSP leads call for plastic straws ban across UK

Plastic straws should be banned across the UK and replaced with biodegradable paper ones to cut levels of pollution, an SNP MSP has said as she launched a campaign on the issue.
Kate Forbes, whose Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency covers both the east and west coasts of Scotland, said plastic pollution was doing severe damage to wildlife.
The politician said she wanted both the Scottish and UK Governments to ban plastic straws as a step towards a wider crackdown on single-use items such as plastic cutlery and cotton buds.
An alternative would be to start charging drinkers in pubs and... read more

8 January 2018 in Environment, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman

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