Stop use in plastics Single-use plastics, including chops, straws and carrier bags, may soon be banned on the Isle of Man.
It follows a European plastics directive to ban 10 different items often found on European beaches.
The Manx government has launched a consultation to see if people are supporting items such as drinking straws and food containers.
Stop use in plastics The legislation needed to introduce the ban could be part of the climate change bill, which is expected to become law later this year.
If introduced, it would turn the island into a ban on everything in the British Isles covered by EU directives.
This is not the first time that the government has proposed a ban, it is the first time that it has been the subject of a consultation.
Under the proposals, businesses will be allowed to use their existing single-use plastic inventory for an additional six months before the sale becomes a crime.
“The race of the biosphere”
The Manx government is committed to achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2000.
Environment Minister Jeffrey Booth said, “We expect the amount of plastic entering our oceans to triple over the next 10 years.
“We must now act as a responsible biological nation.”
The law also recommends banning certain personal care products that contain microbeads.