Scotland became the first part of the UK to implement a ban on many of the most problematic single-use plastics last August. Around 700 million of these single-use items are currently used in Scotland every year.
The ban applies to the following single-use items: plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks), plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks; food containers made of expanded polystyrene; and cups and other beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene, including their covers and lids.
Failure to comply with the regulations carries a maximum fine of £5,000.
More information can be found on the Zero Waste Scotland website - click here to find out more