A giant leap away from single-use plastics occurred this month. The EU Single-use Plastics Directive came into force, banning many of the most polluting plastic items. Included on the red list are plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers and polystyrene containers.
We think it’s brilliant that people are appreciating natural, plant-based materials. But unfortunately, not all products that look green (AKA brown) are green all the way through. Make sure the products you’re choosing are solid green and not window dressing!