Welsh Government launches single-use plastics consultation

//Welsh Government launches single-use plastics consultation

Welsh Government launches single-use plastics consultation

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on reducing single-use plastics.

Launched on 30 July, the consultation will run until 22 October 2020 and will gather views on how the country can reduce single-use plastics, including proposals to ban nine types of singe-use plastic products.

Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, said: “With consumer behaviour changing, there is more demand for sustainable products which do not harm our environment. I want our businesses to lead the way in meeting this challenge, enabling them to thrive whilst delivering benefits to society and the environment. I welcome the innovative changes already demonstrated by a range of businesses in Wales to use less single-use plastic items and more recycled materials. However, we must go further. This consultation sets out our proposals to ban a number of single-use plastic items for which non-plastic alternatives exist. These items are commonly littered and not essential.”

You can find out more information about the consultation on the Welsh Government website, including how to submit a response.

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