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The single-use plastics ban has now come into effect in England as part of Government's 25 Year Environment Plan.

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24 Sep 2020

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Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect in England

Posted on in Cycles News , Political News

The singlePlastic cup-use plastics ban has now come into effect in England as part of Government's 25 Year Environment Plan.

Retailers are no longer permitted to supply or sell single-use plastic straws, cotton buds or drink stirrers to customers. Goods purchased before 1st October may still be sold as leftover supplies until 1st April.

From July, retailers will also not be able to sell drinks products with single-use plastic straws attached to the packaging.

Guidance on the ban can be accessed here, which includes information on the following:

  • Alternatives to single-use plastic
  • Exemptions to the ban on single-use plastic straws
  • Exemptions to the ban on single-use plastic cotton buds
  • Getting inspected
  • If you do not comply with the ban
  • Appeals and objections 

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