The BBC announces plans to ban single-use plastics by 2020 by The Good Shopping Guide | Feb 21, 2018 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments Following the success and effective message of Blue Planet II, the BBC has announced it will ban single-use plastics by 2020. It has been estimated that across the entirety of BBC operations, the company goes through two million single-use plastic cups each year. The broadcasters will ban in-house use of such plastics, including cups, cutlery and containers. “Announcing its three-step plan on Tuesday, the BBC said some of its kitchens had already started replacing plastic cups with glasses. A trial will be launched at its site in Salford later this month to remove plastic containers from canteens and test a coffee cup recycling scheme.” Read more.