Single-use plastic ban

Cheshire West and Chester Council is reminding businesses such as takeaways, sandwich bars, care homes and retailers of the single-use plastic ban which came into effect on October 1.

Businesses across the UK will be no longer be able to supply certain single-use plastic items to members of the public.

The ban relates to plastic plates, bowls and trays, unless:

- The business is a supplier, supplying them to another business.
- They are packaging which is pre-filled or filled at the point of sale, for example, salad bowls, etc.

Plastic cutlery and balloon sticks are banned with no exemption.

Plastic polystyrene food and drink containers are banned, unless the contents need further preparation before consumption, for example, adding water, microwaving, etc.

From October 1, subject to the exemptions, members of the public are not to be supplied with these products by any business - including retailers, takeaways, food vendors and the hospitality industry. The ban will apply to online and over-the-counter sales.

Read more at: Chester Standard

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