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What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?  

Ryleigh Nucilli
11.8k votes 800 voters 5k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the single-use disposable products that should be banned; vote down the ones that shouldn't be.

In 2018, the European Union proposed a ban on the top 10 plastic items most commonly found on beaches and in waterways around the world. This drastic action could significantly reduce the availability of modern consumers' favorite single-use items — such as cotton ear swabs and picnic forks — and pave the way for more research in creating environmentally sustainable products and materials. According to a 2017 report from Seas at Risk, "46 billion bottles, 36 billion straws, 16 billion coffee cups and two billion plastic takeout containers are consumed annually in the European Union," and when you see the internet-viral photos of floating garbage islands and mounds of plastic straws, you can probably believe it. Reportedly, only 14% of global plastic is currently recycled, and plastic is particularly harmful as it takes more than 400 years to degrade.

As powerful as passing a measure like this is, however, there remains the question of all the other hazardous materials — plastic and otherwise — that pollute the Earth at an astonishing rate. Why stop at beach litter; why not tackle the plethora of other unsustainable products currently in overuse on the market? What single-use, disposable items could you live without? Which ones should be banned?

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Single-Serving Coffee Pods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-Serving Coffee Pods
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Plastic Bags From Grocery Stor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Plastic Bags From Grocery Stores
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Single-Use Beauty Products is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-Use Beauty Products
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Razors With Non-Replaceable He... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Razors With Non-Replaceable Heads
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Disposable Straws In Cold Drin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Straws In Cold Drink Orders
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Single-Serving Condiments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-Serving Condiments
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Scented Air Freshener Plug-Ins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Scented Air Freshener Plug-Ins
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Disposable Coffee Cups is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Coffee Cups
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The Disposable Food Containers... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
The Disposable Food Containers Restaurants Use
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Single-use batteries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-use batteries
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Single-Use Party Cups is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-Use Party Cups
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Disposable Dinnerware And Cutl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Dinnerware And Cutlery
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Single-Use Cooking Pans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Single-Use Cooking Pans
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Laundry And Dish Detergent Cap... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Laundry And Dish Detergent Capsules
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Plastic Dog Poop Bags is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Plastic Dog Poop Bags
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Paper Cupcake Wrappers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Paper Cupcake Wrappers
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Pre-Prepared, Pre-Packaged Foo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Pre-Prepared, Pre-Packaged Foods
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Gift Wrapping Paper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Gift Wrapping Paper
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Disposable Coffee Filters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Coffee Filters
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Disposable Diapers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Diapers
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Plastic Storage Bags is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Plastic Storage Bags
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Antibacterial Wet Wipes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Antibacterial Wet Wipes
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Disposable Cat Litter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Disposable Cat Litter
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Paper Towels In Public Bathroo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Paper Towels In Public Bathrooms
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Plastic Toothbrushes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Disposable Items Would You Support A Ban On?
Plastic Toothbrushes