Since April of this year, there has been a ban on the sale of single-use products made of plastic, such as straws. Following the example of Scotland.
In total, it is estimated that there are 150 million tons of plastic in the oceans, causing 100,000 deaths of marine mammals. So, its goal is to reduce garbage in the sea.
At the rate at which this material is produced, experts predict that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the sea than marine life. Apparently we are on track to cause our own catastrophe. According to a study published in 2010 by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis of the USA and the University of Georgia in Greece, it is estimated that around 10 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
For this, the Government will allocate 61.4 million pounds.
After several months, chains like Waitrose, will remove all disposable coffee cups from their stores for this fall. His argument for wanting to eliminate these is that they can not be recycled by normal systems, since they are made of cardboard with a tightly bonded polyethylene lining, which is difficult to remove.
It has been proven that coffee chains such as Starbucks, Pret, Costa … recycle less than one glass out of every 400 used, which is a problem, since around seven million cups of cardboard coffee are used every day in the United Kingdom.
However, Starbucks offers its customers a 25 pence discount if they bring their own glasses, although not many take advantage of this offer.
Since September plastic straws to McDonalds, since according to BBC, the chain uses an average of 1.8 m each day in its locals in the United Kingdom that can not be recycled and of which, most will end up in our seas.
At the end of March, a new recycling was announced, which consisted of a surcharge of 20p for each bottle and can purchased, although the amount would be reimbursed once the container is returned.
According to a survey, more than half of Londoners would like to replace plastic bottles with reusable containers.
Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs last night stormed: “If the government wants to encourage economic growth it should be taxed, not discriminating against people on the basis of what they eat and drink.”
Theresa May last month revealed plans to the plastic bag charge to 10p and extend it to every shop.