Michael Gove confirms plans
Environment secretary Michael Gove repeated his promise to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds at a Westminster school last week.
Speaking to the children at Wilberforce Primary, Gove explained the steps being taken by government to reduce single-use plastic.
Defra announced in October it would be launching a consultation looking at the finer details of the ban and when it will come into force.
Annually the UK uses 4.7bn plastic straws, 316m plastic stirrers and 1.8bn plastic-stemmed cotton buds.Orginal Source