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Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

By Nicola Davis

08 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Here's your daily dose of good news 🌞 In a move which will significantly reduce plastic waste, the UK has banned single-use cutlery and plates. The Guardian looks at the impact this will have.

Single-use items such as plastic cutlery, plates and trays are to be banned in England in a bid to reduce pollution, the government has confirmed.

Figures suggest that every year England uses about 1.1bn single-use plates and 4.25bn pieces of such cutlery, only 10% of which are recycled after being used.

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