England is Banning Single Use Plastic Plates and Cutlery

The country uses 1.1 billion single use plastic plates and 4.25 billion pieces of single-use cutlery a year. That’s 20 plates and 76 pieces of cutlery per person. Just 10% are recycled. Food containers and cutlery make up the third largest category of plastic waste in the ocean. Behind plastic bottles and plastic bags. A plastic fork can take 200 years to break down. England already banned single use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in 2020. Other nations are busy banning single use plastics Scotland and Wales have banned polystyrene takeaway containers, while France has banned single-use plastic bags and packaging on 30 varieties of fruit and vegetables. Watch to know more about such bans on single use plastic items.