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  • Single use plastics ban

    Created: 01/06/2022

    Scotland has become the first part of the UK to implement a ban on many of the most problematic single-use plastics, as legislation comes into force today (Wednesday 01 June 2022).

    The ban means it will be an offence for businesses in Scotland to provide the items – which include plastic cutlery, plates and stirrers.

    Around 700 million of these single-use items are currently used in Scotland every year.

    The regulations come into force following a six month grace period, during which Zero Waste Scotland ran a business campaign to raise awareness on how to prepare.  




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