USA – State of Virginia to Phase Out Certain Single-use Items

Recently, the Governor of the US Virginia State signed an Executive Order to reduce plastic pollution. All executive branch state agencies, including state institutions of higher education, and their concessioners (Agency or Agencies) shall discontinue buying, selling, or distributing these specific items: – disposable plastic bags, – single-use plastic and polystyrene food service containers, – plastic straws and cutlery, – and single-use plastic water bottles that are not for medical, public health or public safety use. This shall be effective from July 21, 2021.