George Eustice – 2021 Comments on Single Use Plastics

The comments made by George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, on 20 November 2021.

Plastic damages our environment and destroys wildlife. This Government has waged war on unnecessary, wasteful plastics – banning the supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, while our carrier bag charge has cut consumption by 95% in the main supermarkets.

But it’s time we left our throwaway culture behind once and for all. Through our world-leading Environment Act, we will reduce waste and make better use of our resources, helping us to build back greener and leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

These new plans represent the next major step in eradicating the use of problematic plastics that pollute our natural world.