28 Sep Ban and restrictions on some single-use plastic items from 1 October
Did you know that every year people in the UK use approximately 2.7 billion single-use cutlery items and 721 million single-use plates, yet just 10% of these get recycled?
The newest single-use plastic ban comes into force on 1 October. It will reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.
The ban includes:
- single use plastic cutlery
- single use balloon sticks
- extruded and expanded polystyrene cups and food containers
- a restriction to the supply of single-use plastic trays and bowls to members of the public (although businesses can continue to supply these items if they are used as packaging in shelf-ready pre-packaged food items)
Useful infographic: SUP Ban Flowchart V1.0