NHS England has pledged to halve the number of plastic items it uses in catering operations each year, in a move which will remove 100 million single-use plastic items from circulation annually.

The body said in a statement that it will remove “avoidable” plastic straws and drinks stirrers from April 2020, with the phase-out to be extended to “avoidable” cutlery, plates and cups before April 2021.

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