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P-05-829 Ban Single Use Plastic Items in Wales

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P-05-829 Ban Single Use Plastic Items in Wales

This petition was submitted by Ban Plastic Straws Wales having collected 161 signatures.

Text of Petition

We call on the Welsh Assembly to ban all single use plastic items within Wales; It is estimated that the UK and US alone throw away around 550 million plastic straws every day. Although each one is used for an average of just 20 minutes, they take centuries to break down. During a clean-up organised by the Marine Conservation Society last year, an average of 138 pieces of food and drink-related waste were found on every 100m of UK beaches.

 

This needs to stop and the environment needs to become a priority.

 

 

Status

This petition is currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee.

 

Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Montgomeryshire
  • Mid and West Wales

 

Further information

 

Business type: Amendment

First published: 06/09/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee

 

 

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