17 May '18, 10am

UK parliament to eliminate single-use plastics

UK parliament to eliminate single-use plastics

Ever since Sir David Attenborough aired Blue Planet II—and declared the oceans in crisis like never before —there's been a slew of action in the UK from lawmakers, companies and private citizens alike to cut back on plastic use. From talk of banning wet wipes to coffee shop chains disposing of disposable cups , and from 2 Minute Beach Cleans to a supermarket pledging to go plastic-free , each story—by itself—is heart warming. but when viewed collectively, it really does feel like a turning point in terms of how we think about plastics and, in particular, single-use plastics. Now The Guardian reports that the UK parliament is taking another step in the right direction. Sadly, that's not yet the much rumored nationwide ban on single-use plastics . Instead, lawmakers are getting their own house in order first by eliminating non-recyclable water bottles, disposable cups and ot...

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