Will banning single-use plastics impact our health?

What are the single-use plastic items being banned from July 1? What does it mean to me?

Single-use plastics, known as throw-away plastics, are manufactured to be used only once before being discarded or recycled. For everyday use, the ban applies to the following — plastic sticks used in earbuds, cigarette packets, plastic flags, candy and ice creams wraps, polystyrene (thermocol) used in decoration, balloons, plastic glasses, cups, plates, cutlery, trays, packaging or wrapping films around invitation cards, sweet boxes, plastic or polyvinyl chloride banners less than 100 micron and plastic stirrers. read more