Single-use plastics ban 2023

What is the single-use plastic ban?

Coming into effect on the 1st October 2023, the latest plastics ban will be placed on a range of high polluting single-use plastics.

Following on from the ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers in 2020, the ban will mean businesses can no longer supply, sell or offer single-use plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers in England. This also includes EPS (expanded polystyrene) products. Businesses will instead need to use alternative options.

The ban on these items will include online and over-the-counter sales and supply, from new and existing stock.

Bidfood legislative support - single-use plastic ban

Legislative support

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