>> These could soon be contraband in the UK. Plastic straws and other single-use products said to be made illegal. It's part of Prime Minster Theresa May's pledge to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Drink stirrers and cotton buds would also face the chop.>> An opportunity to show just what can be achieved-
>> May will use this week´s Commonwealth heads of government meeting to push other world leaders to take action to tackle marine waste, stating plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world. Leaders from the Commonwealth, a network of 53 countries, are meeting in London. Britain will commit 61.4 million pounds, at the summit, to develop new ways of tackling plastic waste, and help Commonwealth countries limit how much plastic ends up in the ocean.
A consultation on the ban will launch later this year.