A sign promoting plastic free packaging is seen above a display of loose fresh fruit at Budgens supermarket in north London. Photo: AFP
A sign promoting plastic free packaging is seen above a display of loose fresh fruit at Budgens supermarket in north London. Photo: AFP
Britain

UK to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates from October to reduce ‘devastating’ impact of plastic pollution

  • Under the new rules, retailers and restaurants will not be able to sell single-use plastic plates, trays or some polystyrene cups and food containers
  • Plastics are a growing environmental problem worldwide because they often do not decompose and can take centuries to break down

A sign promoting plastic free packaging is seen above a display of loose fresh fruit at Budgens supermarket in north London. Photo: AFP
A sign promoting plastic free packaging is seen above a display of loose fresh fruit at Budgens supermarket in north London. Photo: AFP
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