The Red Sea province in Egypt to ban single-use plastics

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The Red Sea province will impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single-use straws to plastic bags in an effort to fight plastic pollution. Plastic cutlery, cups and dishes will also be among the banned items. The ban will go into effect in June 2019 and apply to restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and on cruise ships that dock off the shores of the Red Sea province.