It started with carrier bags a few years back and more recently has extended to plastic straws and single-use coffee cups as well as plastic water bottles. After much prevarication consumers and retailers now seem to have the bit between their teeth over the issue of reducing the levels of waste plastic.
Selfridges was on the case before others when it banned single-use plastic water bottles from its stores two years ago and it has just announced that this will be extended to all carbonated drinks sold in these same types of wasteful containers. The expectation is that it will prevent the sale of six tonnes of plastic.
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