The government has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic cotton buds in England from 2020.
Its after over 80% of people voted in support of a ban on the sale of plastic straws in a public consultation.
We use an estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws every year in the UK.
Most straws are made from plastics called polypropylene and polystyrene which, unless recycled, take hundreds of years to decompose and are only used for a very short time.
In England around 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used and many of these are flushed down toilets sometimes ending up in the ocean.
It is estimated there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world's oceans and every year one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste, so it's a big problem!
The government ban of plastic straws will not apply to people with medical needs or disabilities.
Some disabled people need plastic straws to drink and paper or glass alternatives are just not safe.
Registered pharmacies will be allowed to sell plastic straws over the counter or online.
Restaurants, cafes and bars will not be able to display plastic straws or automatically hand them out, but they will be able to provide them on request.
The government says this will reduce environmental impact while protecting the rights of people with medical conditions and disabilities.
Many restaurants and food outlets have already replaced their plastic straws with paper ones. McDonalds took this step last year. and there have been an increase in companies making paper straws to keep up with demand.
There are also glass, metal or bamboo straws which can be used again and again.
Environmental campaigners say if you don't need a straw it's best not to use one at all.