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Reducing single use plastic in Wales

Consultations/Regulation Review

A consultation on reducing single use plastic in Wales ended on 22 October 2020

Wales are planning a ban of 9 different items considered to be single use plastics. The list is composed of those considered most likely to contribute to ocean pollution and is relatively aligned with the EU single use plastics ban. The ban will start in Autumn 2021 and is focused on consumer focused items.

The items include:

  • Plastic stemmed Cotton Buds
  • Cutlery – Including Knives, forks, Spoons, Sporks and Chopsticks
  • Plates – Including Trays, Platters, Bowls and Laminated paper plates
  • Beverage Stirrers
  • Straws
  • Sticks for Balloons
  • Food containers made of Expanded Polystyrene
  • Cups made of Expanded Polystyrene
  • Oxo Degradable Products – These are chemically designed to break down into micro plastics faster than traditional polymers

The consultation ended on 22 October 2020. You can read the full consultation document HERE

To find out more about this consultation, please contact our Policy Team on 01756 706577 or email at consultation@complydirect.com