Ban on Single Use Plastics – 1st October 2023-  Are You Ready?

Changes to the Law

The Environmental Protection (Plastic Plates etc. and Polystyrene Containers etc.) (England) Regulations 2023 (

Prepare for the ban – use up your existing stock before 1st October 2023.

Find re-useable alternatives to single-use items

Use different materials for single-use items.

See Guidance – Single-use plastics ban: plates, bowls, trays, containers, cutlery and balloon sticks – GOV.UK (

Contact Citizens Advice Consumer Services Tel: 0808 223 1133 (Option 2) with enquiries.