eBay bans single-use plastic within the UK


Whereas the English most likely eschew EU guidelines and laws after Brexit, it appears they can not escape Scottish legal guidelines, not less than as a sensible matter for on-line sellers.

eBay is banning the sale of single-use plastics on its UK Market resulting from Scottish steering. The corporate made no point out of the ban affecting its web site in Eire, an impartial nation that continues to be within the European Union.

eBay notified UK sellers on Monday concerning the new guidelines that may go into impact subsequent week with the next announcement:

The ban on single-use plastic objects coming into impact from June 1, 2022
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As you might bear in mind, Scotland has handed new legal guidelines to ban environmentally dangerous single-use plastic objects.

This restriction is efficient from 1 June 2022. It will be an offense to provide the next merchandise on eBay after this time:

  1. Plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks) plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks
  2. Meals containers made from expanded polystyrene
  3. Cups and different beverage containers, together with their covers and lids, made from expanded polystyrene

By June 1, 2022, all sellers are required to adjust to this new legislation by reviewing their stock and eradicating non-compliant listings on eBay.

For extra data, please see the Scottish Authorities Steerage.

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Sellers focus on the brand new coverage on eBay UK dialogue boards. Some puzzled whether or not it affected classic or outdated stuff. Others felt that resentment with Scottish legislation would have an effect on English sellers. “Does eBay’s gross sales have extra to do with a scarcity of potential to filter one space in opposition to one other,” one vendor requested.

Regardless, based on a Guardian article final 12 months, a ban on single-use plastics will ultimately arrive within the UK.

ina steiner

ina steiner
Ina Steiner is the co-founder and editor of Ecommercebytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She is a extensively cited authority on market promoting and the writer of “Flip eBay Information into {Dollars}” (McGraw-Hill 2006). His weblog was featured within the ebook “Running a blog Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the On-line Information Affiliation (September 2005 – current) and investigative reporter and editor (March 2006 – current). Comply with him on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and ship information tricks to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See the disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.



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