A Chance to Reduce Single-use Plastics in Wales

October 16, 2020
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Respond to the Welsh Government Consultation on banning 9 common single-use plastic items.

This is Wales’ chance to be at the forefront to be a global player to tackle plastic pollution.
The Welsh Government’s ambition and the desire of the communities in Wales are for Wales to be free from unnecessary, single-use plastics to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, reduce litter and help move Wales towards a circular economy where items will be reused and repurposed.

We welcome the consultation and we are urging the welsh public to get involved and share their thoughts to ensure that the policies put in place throughout Wales are ambitious and progressive.

The Welsh Government are asking your views on whether to ban the following:
 Plastic stemmed cotton buds
 Plastic spoons, knives and forks
 Drink stirrers
 Straws
 Single use cups made of polystyrene
 Takeaway food containers made of polystyrene
 Plastic plates
 Balloon sticks
 Oxo-degradable plastic

“We all have a voice and we can all make a difference to reduce our impact on the environment. Sadly retailers/manufacturers have placed unnecessary barriers for consumers and we now need to break our habit and reliance on single use plastics and move away from being a single use disposable society. We need to be mindful that the purchases we make are considered choices.

Now is the time for us to make a difference by sharing our views to help formulate policies for Wales to tackle plastic

Sian Sykes, Regional rep for Surfers Against Sewage and Lead for Plastic Free Communities, Anglesey.

DEADLINE 22 nd October 2020


The consultation is really quick to respond to and your views will help let the Welsh Government form their policies to tackle plastic pollution.

You can respond online here.

If the online form is causing you problems, you can download a form and submit it via email.

Please download the form HERE

Send to EQR@gov.wales

Other info

Surfers Against Sewage

Facts and figures for plastic pollution

Plastic free Anglesey


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