We know that single-use plastics are a big problem for the environment, but is there any actual legislation about plastics that we need to list in our Register of Regulations?

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We know that single-use plastics are a big problem for the environment, but is there any actual legislation about plastics that we need to list in our Register of Regulations?

A

Because society has only recently become aware of the true environmental impact of plastics, there is not yet a large body of legislation restricting their use, though many businesses are making it a priority to eliminate or reduce their consumption of single-use plastic items.

Current legislation

The requirement on retailers to charge for single-use plastic carrier bags affects a large number of businesses. The relevant Regulations are as follows.

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