Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Bud sales banned

From October 1, 2020 a restriction on the supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton-buds came into force in England.
Defra have published draft guidance on these Regulations which explains the use of civil sanctions Icon for pdf Local Authority guidance_The Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020 [2.61MB]
To accompany the enforcement guidance, they have also published an FAQ document Icon for pdf Plastic straws cotton buds and stirrers regulations FAQ [633.81KB]

Defra guidance for businesses https://www.gov.uk/guidance/straws-cotton-buds-and-drink-stirrers-ban-rules-for-businesses-in-england