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Single use plastics Ban

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Below a quick update on Single Use Plastics. The quick version –

Scotland:

Problematic single use plastics are effectively banned in Scotland from 1st June.

Items on the list include the following single-use plastic items:

  • Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks and other similar utensils)
  • Plates;
  • Beverage stirrers;
  • Food containers made of expanded polystyrene;
  • Cups and lids made of expanded polystyrene.

The regulations also make it unlawful to supply commercially the items below. These items are subject to exemptions which allow them to be supplied in particular settings and circumstances:

  • Plastic straws;
  • Plastic balloon sticks;

Single Use Plastics across UK

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/consultation-on-proposals-to-ban-commonly-littered/

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-reduction-single-use-plastic-beverage-cups-and-food-containers

https://gov.wales/reducing-single-use-plastic-wales

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2021/410/contents/made

source - https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/single-use-plastic-how-do-bans-differ-across-the-uk-and-eu/

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