01 October 2023

Single-use plastics ban

Single-use plastics ban

As the government moves toward recyclable packaging, anytime after1 October 2023, West Berkshire businesses must no longer supply, sell or offer certain single-use plastic items in England.

The ban on these items includes:

  • online and over-the-counter sales and supply
  • items from new and existing stock
  • all types of single-use plastic, including biodegradable, compostable and recycled
  • items wholly or partly made from plastic, including coating or lining

‘Single use’ means the item is meant to be used only once for its original purpose.

Businesses should:

  • find re-usable alternatives to single-use items
  • use different materials for single-use plastic items

If you continue to supply banned single-use plastics after 1 October, you could be fined.

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