Comply with the new regulations for the sale and distribution of single-use plastics in UK markets.
As of October 2020, the sale of single-use plastics in the UK been heavily restricted. These products include:
- Straws and cotton buds for end-users (you can continue to supply single-use plastic straws and cotton buds to businesses)
- Drink stirrers for end-users and businesses
In addition, after 3 July 2021 businesses in the UK must stop supplying drink products with single-use plastic straws attached to packaging. Further restrictions are expected to extend to partyware, such as plates and cups.
All businesses, including manufacturers and retailers, must comply with these regulations. SGS can help you ensure compliance and avoid steep fines.