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Cornwall proposes ban on plastic straws to reduce ocean pollution

From: The Independent

A campaign group wants all plastic straws to be removed from bars to stop plastic waste littering the county's shoreline

Cornwall wants to ban straws from bars to help the environment

Cornwall could become the first county in Britain to ban plastic straws in an attempt to protect its coastline.

A proposal to ban plastic straws from bars has been put forward by campaign group Final Straw Cornwall who say the move would protect local wildlife.

Straws can take hundreds of years to decompose and have been known to cause harm to animals.

Final Straw Cornwall organiser James Neale told Pirate FM: “The main aim is to stop businesses using single use plastic straws across the whole of Cornwall - and for Cornwall to become the first straw-free county in the UK.

“Because Cornwall is out on the peninsula and it's a beautiful place with loads of wonderful beaches and full of tourist attractions, we're in a really strong position.

“It's a really big environmental issue - not just to our oceans, but just generally.”

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