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IrelandIreland finally takes the decision to ban plastic straws and nine other ‘single use’ items

01:50  23 may  2019
01:50  23 may  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Ireland is banning single use plastics , including straws , cotton buds and cutlery with the items set to be The European Parliament voted to ban single use plastics by the year 2021 back in March while the European Speaking to Dublin’s 98fm, Mindy O’Brien from Voice Ireland welcomed the decision .

Plastic straws and nine other single use plastic items will be phased out of Ireland in the coming months. Ireland is banning single use plastics , including straws , cotton buds and cutlery with the items set to be completely illegal by 2021.

Ireland finally takes the decision to ban plastic straws and nine other ‘single use’ items © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Plastic straws and nine other single-use plastic items will be phased out of Ireland in the coming months.

Ireland is banning single-use plastics, including straws, cotton buds and cutlery with the items set to be completely illegal by 2021.

The list is based on plastics that are most frequently found polluting European beaches with plates, cutlery and balloon sticks also included on the naughty list.

The European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastics by the year 2021 back in March while the European Council officially approved the move yesterday.

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Plastic straws and nine other single use plastic items will be phased out of Ireland in the coming months. Ireland is banning single use plastics , including straws , cotton buds and cutlery with the items set to be completely illegal by 2021.

When implemented, it will ban the use or importation of single - use plastic bags and bottles — and Even the Queen of England has joined the war on plastics , by banning plastic straws and bottles Andrew Cuomo, calls for the end of single - use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retailers by

Ireland finally takes the decision to ban plastic straws and nine other ‘single use’ items © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Speaking to Dublin’s 98fm, Mindy O’Brien from Voice Ireland welcomed the decision.

She said: ‘Recycling is good, but we have to look at how we prevent the creation of that waste in the first place.’

Speaking about the move, Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said: ‘Figures show that plastic production is 20 times higher now than in the 1960s and is set to quadruple again by 2050.

Ireland finally takes the decision to ban plastic straws and nine other ‘single use’ items © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

‘Reducing the amount of plastics in our oceans and on our beaches is vital to protect marine life and also to ensure that fish, and as a result the food chain, are not further contaminated by plastics.’

‘Ireland has led the way on the fight against plastic when it introduced the levy on plastic bags in 2002, resulting in a 90% drop in the use of plastic bags in Ireland.’

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The movement to ban single - use straws has gained traction via the work of nonprofits Several cities in Florida and California have banned or partially banned the straws , and state officials in California are considering a measure that would prevent restaurants from handing out plastic straws unless

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