WWF Sweden found that 2 out of 3 Swedes would be agreeable to a ban on disposal, one time only plastic items such as cutlery and cups.
WWF Sweden found that 2 out of 3 Swedes would be agreeable to a ban on disposal, one time only plastic items such as cutlery and cups. Credit: Dave Russell/Radio Sweden

Swedes want to ban single-use plastic straws

WWF Sweden: People recycle if they are at home but not when they are out
4:23 min

Two out of three Swedes surveyed are positive to the idea of an outright ban of single-use plastic items such as coffee cup lids, cutlery, and straws.

Radio Sweden speaks to a senior adviser who works with marine and fisheries issues at World Wildlife Fund Sweden, who wants to draw attention to the impacts of plastic pollution in our oceans.

According to the organisation, Keep Sweden Tidy (Håll Sverige rent), recycling of single-use plastic items in Sweden is low.

Inger Näslund, senior adviser with marine and fisheries issues at WWF Sweden, which commissioned the Sifo survey, says Swedes are very good at recycling disposable plastics when they are at home, but that it is a different story when they go for a picnic at the beach or do other outdoor activities.

Listen to the interview by clicking on the link.  

The survey asked just over a thousand Swedes whether they would be positive or negative to a Swedish ban on the sale of single use plastic items, such as straws.

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