No more single-use straws or stirrers from 2022
Macao plans to halt the import of the one-time drinks accessories following the success of this year’s Styrofoam ban.
The government aims to ban the import of single-use drinking straws and stirrers next year, according to Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Director Raymond Tam Vai Man.
Speaking at a carnival to mark World Environment Day at Praça da Amizade (Sintra Square), Tam said that his bureau was currently studying the ban and consulting the city’s restaurant sector and other government entities.
Tam pointed out that Macao’s ban on the import of Styrofoam food containers, such as meal boxes, cups, bowls and plates, which took effect at the beginning of this year has been very successful.