Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14. (HS 3926).
Environment Protection (Restriction on the importation of Plastic straws) Regulations 2018
Plastics continues to be persistent in the environment and have significant aesthetic and wildlife negative impacts. It is known that plastics can take hundreds of years to break down and they can have long-term impacts on the environment, including posing threats to marine life and contribute to flooding due to blocked drains and waterways. Plastic straws only get used for a few minutes but last for hundreds of years in the environment and are amongst the top 10 pollutants collected during beach clean-ups. They further destroy the marine life without decomposing completely and it break into micro plastics which eventually enter the food chain.