Single-Use Plastics Bans: Our Quick-Look Guide
What's been banned where and when and what are the alternatives

The English and Welsh governments outlawed further single-use plastic items in the Autumn of 2023, closer aligning both countries with Scottish policies. We've put together an at-a-glance guide to what's been banned where and when, as well as outlining the products you can use in their place.  

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Please note, this is our current understanding of the legislation and we will update this post with any developments. Last updated December 2023.

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