Single-use plastic: banning the supply of commonly littered single-use plastic items

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on banning the supply of single-use plastic plates, cutlery, balloon sticks, and expanded and extruded polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers in England. We are particularly seeking views on the potential environmental impacts of substitute items, additional costs or constraints to business resulting from a … Read more

Draft Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations 2021

We are consulting on the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021.  This consultation sets out the government’s intentions to: update ecodesign requirements for electric motors, household washing machines/washer-dryers, household dishwashers, household refrigeration and electronic displays introduce ecodesign requirements for welding equipment and commercial refrigeration introduce energy labelling requirements for commercial refrigeration … Read more