Polystyrene meat trays, cups and takeaway food containers are the next targets in the battle to phase out single-use plastics, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Our ban on plastic bags has already made a difference as we confront our enormous long-term challenge to tackle plastic waste,” Ardern said.She announced the plan to phase out polystyrene containers in conjunction with the release of a report for dealing with waste. READ MORE:• Could ‘plastic shaming’ help NZ’s waste woes?• Provincial Growth Fund will spend $40m on crowd-sourcing ideas to reduce plastic waste• NZ’s green image let down by its huge plastic waste consumption: Study• Plastic sent to MPs in campaign against waste The Prime Minister welcomed the Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand report, released by her Chief Science Adviser Prof Juliet Gerrard.”Many New Zealanders, including many children, write to me about plastic – concerned with its proliferation over the past decade and the mounting waste ending up in our oceans. “I share this concern for our natural environment – one that sustains our tourism, trade and our national identity,” ...