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2 Dec 2020

A refreshed suite of posters developed to support retailers in encouraging shoppers to wear face coverings using behavioural science techniques. The posters are available free of charge for...

2 Dec 2020

Independent bicycle retailers in Bradford, Ipswitch and York have all been commended in this year's search for the Best Small Shop of 2020!

27 Nov 2020

Recent events have once again highlighted the growing concerns centred on the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services.

26 Nov 2020

A family run, independent, home and gift shop in Worcester has been named as Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020.

25 Nov 2020

The Chancellor presented his Spending Review to Parliament today settingout the Government's departmental spending plans for the year ahead andresponse to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

24 Nov 2020

On Monday ACT members were invited to join Maybe* for a free webinar to learn how to optimise social media use.

19 Nov 2020

IRC member enters debate to seek an extension to the moratorium onevictions within the Coronavirus Act 2020. Can you help us...

19 Nov 2020

Indie Retail are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the app-controlled window display sign TraffikFlo, enabling more shops to simply and effectively manage social...

18 Nov 2020

ACT members are invited to join Maybe* on Monday 23rd November at 8pm for a webinar to learn how you can optimise your social media use.

17 Nov 2020

V12 Retail Finance have made changes to their application form to improve the customer journey and enable social distancing.

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Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect in England

Posted on in Cycles News , Political News

The singlePlastic cup-use plastics ban has now come into effect in England as part of Government's 25 Year Environment Plan.

Retailers are no longer permitted to supply or sell single-use plastic straws, cotton buds or drink stirrers to customers. Goods purchased before 1st October may still be sold as leftover supplies until 1st April.

From July, retailers will also not be able to sell drinks products with single-use plastic straws attached to the packaging.

Guidance on the ban can be accessed here, which includes information on the following:

  • Alternatives to single-use plastic
  • Exemptions to the ban on single-use plastic straws
  • Exemptions to the ban on single-use plastic cotton buds
  • Getting inspected
  • If you do not comply with the ban
  • Appeals and objections 

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