Wondering about Scotland’s plastics bans from June 2022? The Scottish Government has published draft guidance on their Environmental Protection Regulations 2021.
Confused? Don’t be. Here’s our hot take on how Vegware can help Scotland’s food businesses meet the new rules.
Scotland is introducing most of the same bans as the much of Europe. So here’s the lowdown…
|Banned in Scotland |
from June 2022
|Vegware’s compliant alternatives|
|Polystyrene foam containers||Bagasse takeaway boxes, our Gourmet range, or our new microflute boxes|
|Polystyrene cups||Our wide range of hot cups – double or single wall|
|Plastic plates||Bagasse tableware|
|Plastic cutlery||We are still able to supply CPLA or PLA cutlery in Scotland|
Or try our quality wooden cutlery
|Plastic stirrers||Our wooden stirrers made from sustainably-sourced birch wood|
|Plastic straws |
(including PLA & ecovio straws)
|Our wide range of paper straws |
(Plastic straws will only be allowed for people with medical or care needs)
- Vegware are still able to supply our cutlery and straws made from CPLA, PLA and ecovio in Scotland, under the Internal Markets Act. Read these useful FAQs and paragraphs 8 and 9 here.
- Read the Scottish draft regulations here on Scotland’s plastics bans from June 2022.
- Find more detail on Scotland’s straws exemption in these useful FAQs.
- Wondering about the rest of the UK’s approach to single use plastics? Why not read our explainer on the UK and the EU Plastics Directive.
Vegware’s compliant alternatives
Our Environmental & Communications Director, Lucy Frankel, was interviewed by STV for Scotland’s news at 6pm. She spoke about the changes coming in for Scottish businesses, and the future-proof alternatives Vegware already offer.
Many food businesses rely on disposables. And for those businesses, we want to ensure that there are sustainable options available.
As well as being made from plant-based materials, everything we make is designed for commercial composting after use.
We even run our own waste collection service, called Close the Loop. We collect used Vegware from our clients all over Central Belt Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and St Andrews), before taking it for composting.