SINGLE-USE plastic products containing milk, ketchup, mayonnaise, and vinegar could be banned in the UK.
The new crackdown would follow on from plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds, which were banned in the majority of circumstances in 2020. The plans to ban the products are being drawn up by the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The new prohibition will also include plastic plates, mini milk pots, and salad dressing pots.
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Rules will be drawn up to ban restaurants and takeaways from distributing plastics.
This is part of ongoing measures designed to cut down on plastic waste.
Most plastic waste still ends up in landfills or the sea.