Single-use plastics ban comes into force in Scotland

Around 700m of the single-use items, including plastic cutlery, plates, straws and polystyrene food containers, are currently used in Scotland every year

Tesco ditches more than 1.5bn pieces of plastic from packaging

The supermarket removed plastic from a range of items, including wrapped tinned multipacks, plastic wrapping from cans of branded beers and ciders as well as from greeting cards

Single-use plastic plates to be banned in England

A new public consultation is set to be launched to seek views on a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and cups