Plastic straws and cutlery to be banned in Canada

Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021. The proposal aims to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world’s seas and oceans. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the move less than five months before a national election which is likely to be dominated by climate change and […]

Will Malta ban plastic straws and cotton buds?

Pressure is growing on Malta and other Commonwealth nations to ban the sale of plastic straws and cotton buds. Environmental campaigners say the move would help to protect our seas from the growing problem of plastic pollution. Theresa May told Commonwealth leaders that plastic straws would be outlawed across England ‘very soon’. She urged other […]