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Uncategorised / 24 October 2018

BBPA responds to launch of consultation on plastic straws

The BBPA has responded to the opening of a consultation by DEFRA, titled ‘Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England’

Commenting on the consultation, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of British Beer & Pub Association, said:

“As a sector that has shown leadership in tackling the issue of plastics, we welcome this consultation on plastic straws. The BBPA has given guidance to members on alternatives to plastic straws and supported an industry-wide campaign to cut the amount of single-use plastic being used in pubs, in partnership with the BII, UKHospitality and The Morning Advertiser.

“Voluntary action to remove plastic straws and offer environmentally-friendly alternatives is preferable to legislation or new taxes, which we will make clear in our response to the consultation.”

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