Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England as part of the government's bid to cut plastic waste.
Announcing a consultation on a possible ban ministers said 8.5bn plastic straws were thrown away in the UK every year.
The prime minister said plastic waste was "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world".
Ever since the powerful images were broadcast of plastic waste in our oceans, the issue of plastic has risen to the top of the political agenda.
I use cotton buds, so I don't personally want to see them banned, but like much plastic waste, the obvious ones being condoms and tampons, these get flushed down our toilets and end up in our rivers and then out into the sea.
Is it time we say enough is enough and ban plastic for good?