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New legislation restricting single-use plastics

Starting on the 1st of October 2023, the UK government has introduced new legislation to restrict single-use plastics. The new legislation builds upon existing policies that were deemed not strict enough to tackle the impact single-use plastics have on our environment and marine life.

The items banned due to the new legislation are as follows: plastic disposable cutlery, all EPS food containers, plates and cups, and select plastic plates, bowls and trays are banned. These banned items relate to those that are sold to customers. An example is selling a pack of single-use plastic plates to a customer for a party, which would violate this new policy.

Plastic plates, bowls and trays are NOT subject to the ban if you supply them to another business or if the items are packaging (pre-filled or filled at the point of sale). For example, a pre-filled salad bowl or ready meal packaged in a tray, a plate filled at the counter of a takeaway, or a tray used to deliver food. You can still supply food or drink in polystyrene containers if it needs further preparation before it is consumed, for example, adding water, microwaving or toasting.

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Here is our list of compliant products, to help you make the swap:


64402 -Bagasse Burger Box 6"

17625 - Bagasse Large Box 9x6"

30460 - Bagasse Medium Chip Tray

86795 - Bagasse Regular Box 7x5"

17718 - 6" Burger Box

20710 - 7x5" Food Box

86594 - Fish & Chip Box


75950 - 7" Wooden Tea Stirrers

87487 - Wooden Dessert Spoons

86762 - Wooden Forks

25648 - Wooden Ice Cream Spade

44505 - Wooden Knives

96452 - Wooden Tea Spoons

Plates & Bowls

61084 - 12oz Bowl

17826 - 18cm Plate

98719 - 23cm Plate

64168 - Chip Tray

28013 - 7" Paper Plates

14185 - 9" Paper Plates


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