Single-use Plastics

The single-use plastics ban comes into effect 1 June 2022*.

The introduction of market restrictions on some single-use plastics is another exciting step forward in tackling our throwaway culture and the shift towards a circular economy in Scotland. With the regulations published (as of 11 November 2021),  some single use plastic items will be banned from 1 June 2022*.  

At this key milestone in our journey to a circular economy, we need your help to share this message so that we can inform as many businesses and organisations as possible that the final regulations are now available. 

Note that a suite of resources which help communicate the critical exemption applied to straws is also available:


*Subject to the UK Internal Market Act 2020

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