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Single-Use Sachets set to be banned

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Single-use sachets are expected to be banned from restaurants and takeaways to reduce plastic waste. The ban may also be extended to miniature milk containers.

The plans, from the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, are designed to cut down on plastic waste that cannot easily be recycled and which is likely to go into landfill or end up in the oceans. The ban would follow one on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, which were outlawed in most circumstances in 2020.

The new list could also include disposable plastic plates and cutlery. Many consumers and outlets have switched to wooden cutlery and paper plates, which biodegrade faster.

Higginson says:

After two years of campaigning on this issue, our client, A Plastic Planet, are seeing their hard work come to fruition. The announcement by the UK government to ban plastic sachets is welcomed but there is still much more work to be done if single use plastics are to be eradicated.

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