The Government has announced a ban on a wide range of plastic items that will come into effect from 1 October 2023. It means that from that date, businesses across England will not be able to buy or sell certain single-use plastic items.
The ban includes all single use plastic cutlery, trays, plates, bowls, and balloon sticks, as well as certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. From October, people won’t be able to buy these products from any business. The ban will apply to online and over the counter sales and includes the supply of items by businesses from new and existing stock and will cover all types of single-use plastic.
For more information on the ban, including exemptions, you can view the official guidance HERE.