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Defra have published draft guidance on these Regulations which explains the use of civil sanctions Local Authority guidance_The Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020 (PDF) [2MB]
To accompany the enforcement guidance, they have also published an FAQ document Plastic straws cotton buds and stirrers regulations FAQ (PDF) [633KB]
Defra guidance for businesses https://www.gov.uk/guidance/straws-cotton-buds-and-drink-stirrers-ban-rules-for-businesses-in-england