The UK Government has planned to launch a public consultation on the proposed ban on a range of single-use plastic items this autumn.
The proposal is part of the government’s broader commitment to stop plastic waste by the end of 2042.
The ban could be applicable on the supply of single-use plastic plates and cutlery, and polystyrene cups in England.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has estimated that each person in England uses 18 single-use plastic plates and 37 single-use plastic items of cutlery annually.
In addition to the ban, the government will impose a plastic packaging tax from April 2022.
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