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SINGLE-USE PLASTICS… NOT FANTASTIC

Just in time for plastic free July, Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban many single-use plastics.  The legislation, The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, came into force on 1 June 2022.

The legislation makes it unlawful for businesses to commercially make and supply: 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. There is an exemption for plastic straws to ensure that those who need them to eat or drink independently or for medical purposes still have access to them. Read more…