Environmental Protection

Whilst Trading Standards is not the primary enforcement agency for all environmental matters, we can enforce certain legislation.
Solid Fuel Restrictions
Restrictions on the sale of certain solid fuels
Plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers
The supply of single-use plastic straws and cotton buds to end users, and the supply of plastic drink stirrers to business and end users is prohibited.
Information on the ban of the sale of products containing microbeads
Carrier bag charges
Find out when you must charge a minimum of 10 pence for single-use carrier bags.