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Following in the EU's footsteps, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Thérèse Coffey will soon also announce a ban on objects made of 'single-use plastic' objects (SUP), reports The Guardian. Biodegradable objects are likely to be excluded from the ban, campaigners say. They are protesting against this.
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In the EU, single-use plastic items (including biodegradable and bio-based plastics) have been banned since July 2021. Steve Hynd, policy manager for the campaign group City to Sea, called on Coffey to clarify her intentions and said bioplastics should be included in any ban. ‘Many of these bioplastics are incredibly harmful to the environment and do not degrade in the natural environment,’ he warned.

Scotland and Wales have already legislated separately to ban various single-use plastics, including those described as biodegradable.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.

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