They are starting to ban single use plastics in the uk, like chip shop forks and boxes etc. but not plastic packaging. They changed single use plastic bags to bags-for-life - which in my opinion are worse than single use bags as people just buy those instead and they are harder to break down and recycle. The co-op have plastic carrier bags that can decompose in compost, they are the leading the way on the carrier bag front. All extremely boring but it needs to sorted out, they aren't sorting it out very well imo.