Milk, Ketchup and Mayo sachets to be banned as Brits suffer in nanny state Government crackdown

Rules could also see restaurants and takeaways being banned from giving out plastics.

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Single use plastic sachets containing ketchup, mayonnaise, brown sauce and milk could be banned by a harsh Government diktat.

Following similar attacks on beloved plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers, which in the majority of circumstances in 2020, the plans to effectively ban sachets are being drawn up by the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

These nanny state rules could include salad dressing pots and plastic plates.

Rules could also see restaurants and takeaways being banned from giving out plastics.

Stock Sauce bottles
Stock Sauce bottles

The World Wildlife Fund said, "the energy required to produce and transport plastic water bottles could fuel an estimated 1.5 million cars for a year".

The WWF added: "Approximately 75 percent of water bottles are not recycled.

"They end up in landfills, litter roadsides, and pollute waterways and oceans."

In November the Government launched a call for evidence on ways to tackle pollution from commonly littered single-use plastic items.

These included plastic sachets, wet wipes, and coffee cups.

The Government's report found that single-use sauce sachets could "cause considerable harm to the marine and terrestrial environment when disposed of incorrectly".

This is because of the small size of the sachets and because of their heavy contamination with food, they are hard to segregate and clean.

Most plastic sachets are unlikely to be recycled and can find their way into marine environments.

A Government source stated that the ban on plastic sachets was being considered because "alternatives do exist and sachets are very problematic".

GB News presenter Dan Wootton has recently launched a campaign to 'Save Our Sachets'.