The European Union's ban on a range of everyday single-use plastics took effect on July 3, 2021. That means the 27 member states must keep these items off the EU market. The list includes cutlery, plates, straws and stirrers made of single-use plastic, as well as balloon sticks and cotton buds.
The law doesn't apply to Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU. Should the Swiss adopt a similar ban? As a consumer how easy (or hard) is it for you to avoid single-use plastic products like cups or straws?