We should all do what we can to live more sustainably. But the complex operations needed to clean up our oceans will require effort from governments and companies—not just individualsby Lizzie Huxley-Jones / July 26, 2018 / Leave a comment
It is 2018, and plastic straws are the enemy of all that is good. Or at least that’s how it feels.
In the wake of and a , single-use straws have become a favourite target of the environmental movement.
The rhetoric is broadly familiar, rehashing the arguments against plastic bags that led to the 5p charge brought in in 2015 and a subsequent large reduction in their use (Wales saw a reduction in use of 71 per cent in the first three years).
But this time, things seem to have taken a darker tone.
Concerns have been raised over blanket bans and fines, as a large number of