The Swiss city of Geneva is set to ban single-use plastics ahead of the European Union, after reports showed high levels of plastic contamination in Lake Geneva.

From January 2020, all plastic straws, cutlery, crockery and cups as well as any other items made of single-use plastic will be banned from public land in the city.

The Geneva ban will come into force ahead of the EU, which is planning to prohibit single-use plastics from January 2021.

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