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Scotland plans to ban plastic straws by end of 2019

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Scotland is set to become the first UK nation to ban plastic straws , as part of plans to cut down on single-use plastics. The move follows the announcement that the Scottish Government is outlawing the sale and manufacture of plastic cotton buds, one of the most prevalent waste items found on beaches. Parts of Britain, including the remote Shetland Islands , have also set out their own plans to cut down on single-use plastics in an effort to combat pollution. There has been growing concern among the public about the impact of plastic waste on marine life, particularly after the issue was highlighted by BBC series Blue Planet II.  The Independent has launched its Cut the Cup Waste campaign to address the problem of unrecyclable, plastic-lined coffee cups. Ways to reduce your single-use plastic Businesses like Wetherspoon  and Wagamama have already ended the use of plastic straws, as has Buckingham...
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