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Single-use Plastic Products

Single Use Plastic Products

These Regulations prohibit the manufacture, and the supply in businesses, of the listed single-use plastic products.

  • single-use expanded polystyrene beverage cups,
  • single-use expanded polystyrene beverage containers,
  • single-use expanded polystyrene food containers,
  • single-use plastic beverage stirrers,
  • single-use plastic cutlery, and
  • single-use plastic plates.

The regulations also ban the use of plastic sticks for balloons and the sale of plastic straws. There are certain circumstances where plastic straws can be used.

The regulations come into force on 1 June 2022

Read the full text: The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 

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