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Michael Gove announces ban on certain plastic items

Michael Gove has announced a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England from April 2020 in a bid to make sure that "our seas are cleansed of this scourge". In addition, the environment secretary said, "packaging that doesn't include a minimum amount of recycled content will be taxed", and that the government is exploring alternatives to plastic. .
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