Is Westminster dragging its feet on banning single-use plastics?

Picnics in the park will be more sustainable next summer with no disposable plastic plates, bowls or straws. And fish and chips by the sea won’t come in polystyrene with a plastic fork either. At least that’s the plan under Article 5 of the EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment – also known as the single-use plastics directive (SUP directive).

by David Burrows
Single-use plastics are a major environmental problem. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images
Single-use plastics are a major environmental problem. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content

Register

Subscribe

Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits