Gove stirred into action - Friends of the Earth calls for legislation to go further
Reacting to DEFRA's announcement on the ban of plastic cotton buds, straws and stirrers, Emma Priestland, plastics campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:
“Legislation to cut down on pointless plastic is good to see but these three items are just a fraction of the single-use plastic nasties that are used for a tiny amount of time before potentially polluting the natural environment for centuries to come.
“Ultimately we need producers to take responsibility for the plastic pollution caused by all their products; whether it’s bags, balloons, packets, containers or otherwise. This is why we’re campaigning for legislation to cut back on pointless plastic across the board.”