PP, PVC & PLA
Fossil-fuel derived plastic products
e.g. Polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Compostable (bioplastic) plastic products
e.g. polylactic acid (PLA). Straws lined with plastic or PLA are banned.
Bioplastics are not a suitable alternative for single-use straws, cutlery and stirrers. While compostable plastic products can break down in industrial composting facilities, these can cause litter, pollution and harm to marine life in the same way as conventional, fossil-fuel plastic products.