The average person uses 18 throwaway plastic plates and 37 single-use knives, forks and spoons each year, according to ministers, while the durability of plastic litter means it kills more than a million birds and 100,000 sea mammals and turtles every year around the world.
In order to justify a ban in England on such single use plastics it is – sorry, should be – necessary to show a link between the two things. Between plastics use in England and killing babbie sea turtles in the Pacific.
The reason they don’t bother is because no link can be found. Better to use the perversion of logic in order to gain power, eh?