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5 single-use plastics the EU should ban

Friday 20:02 GMT

Under the 'UK Plastics Pact,' single-use plastics will only be allowed if they are considered vital and made from recyclable materials — meaning items like the plastic trays often used in ready meals would be phased out.

Although, the EU's proposals are certainly a step in the right direction, they could also be a tougher – and expanded to include other single-use plastics. So eco@africa has chosen five products deemed to be among the most unnecessary and most easily replaceable with sustainable alternatives – and which, if they're not already on the EU's potential ban list, certainly should be.

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