It has been possible for clients in Scotland to continue using the banned items as a slower phase-out, but changes to the Internal Market Act mean that these bans come into force from 12th August 2022. Find out more here
From June 2022, Scotland comes into line with much of Europe with a ban on plastic cutlery, plates and stirrers, as well as all expanded polystyrene cups and containers. Plastic straws are limited to those who need them for health or care reasons. Here’s the official info.
Are you looking for alternatives, made from plant-based materials? That we can help you compost? Well look no further – Vegware has you covered.
Scotland’s plastic ban – how we can help
We have a handy breakdown of the products now banned in Scotland, and Vegware’s alternatives:
|Banned in Scotland |
from 1st June 2022
|Vegware’s compliant alternatives|
|Polystyrene foam containers||Bagasse takeaway boxes, our Gourmet range, or our microflute boxes and trays|
|Polystyrene cups||Our wide range of hot cups – double or single wall|
|Plastic plates||Bagasse tableware|
|Plastic cutlery||Try our quality wooden cutlery Or register above to find out when our brand-new paper cutlery is available|
|Plastic stirrers||Our wooden stirrers made from sustainably sourced birch wood|
|Plastic straws||Our wide range of paper straws|
For more information about the ban and how it affects Vegware’s CPLA and PLA cutlery and straws, read Scotland’s plastics bans from June 2022 – how Vegware can help.
Since you asked… We run our own collections in Central Belt Scotland called Close the Loop, and we can help businesses set up composting in many other areas of Scotland (and most of the UK too).
For individuals, cafes or businesses with a boxful of used Vegware, RecycleBox by First Mile is a UK-wide courier post-back service for composting.