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  • Kirsten

Single Use Plastics

Today, Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban the most problematic single use plastics.

This is a very important step in how we protect our planet, and it's great to see these regulations come into effect following a six month grace period to allow businesses to prepare.


The ban means businesses in Scotland may not provide the following single-use items: Plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks), plates, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks; food containers made of expanded polystyrene; and cups and other beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene, including their covers and lids.


The legislation includes exemptions for single-use plastic straws, to make sure that those who need them for independent living or medical purposes can still access them.

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