P-05-822 Ban plastic straws (when drinking milk) in our schools
This petition was submitted by Ysgol y Wern having collected 1,034 signatures.
Text of Petition
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to [urge the Welsh Government to] consider banning the use of plastic straws which are used to drink milk in our schools. As a large school we receive around 285 milk bottles (in the Foundation Phase) daily including the same number of straws. Bearing in mind the global campaign to reduce plastic waste, we feel that plastic straws have a detrimental effect on our environment, especially as that they are used once and then thrown away. If this practice continues, it could lead to the possibility of there being more plastic than fish in our seas by 2050. The fact is that all these straws contribute significantly to the pollution of our seas and endangers wildlife.
This petition is currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee.
Assembly Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 29/06/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee