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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

January 9, 2023 - from BBC News

"Single-use items like plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene trays will be banned in England, the government has confirmed.

"It is not clear when the ban will come into effect but it follows similar moves by Scotland and Wales.

"Government figures suggest that 1.1 billion single-use plates and more than four billion pieces of plastic cutlery are used in England every year.

"Plastic waste often does not decompose and can last in landfill for many years.

"Although it might be useful in terms of food hygiene, it can also end up as litter, in turn polluting soil and water.

"Each person in England uses an average of 18 single-use plastic plates and 37 items of plastic cutlery every year, according to Defra, while just 10% of those are recycled.

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"Ms Coffey is set to ban a range of single-use plastic items mainly relating to takeaway food and drink.

"This latest measure does not, however, cover items found in supermarkets or shops. The government said it would address those by other means."

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