P-04-547 Ban Polystyrene Fast Food and Drinks Packaging – Unsolicited correspondence from interested party, 18.03.15


Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to comment on the following petition:


P-04-547 Ban Polystyrene (EPS) fast food and drinks packaging.

I understand that a committee meeting was held on December 9th 2014, to discuss the matter above. As a result of this, a focused inquiry will be now held, and I would like the opportunity to pass my comments on for consideration?


I am a food business owner and have been working in the food and drink sector for 15years. I have been using biodegradable and compostable containers and cups for the past 3 years. 

I wholly support the ban of polystyrene for take away food and drink, and I see no benefits or purpose for its continued use in a sustainable Wales.


The county of Oxfordshire (UK) are moving towards a similar ban, and I urge the Welsh government and the Environmental committee to do the same across Wales.

Please contact me if my name can be added to the petition at this point. I would also welcome the opportunity to add further comments, as the opinion of a food trader in favour of this ban might be of interest to the inquiry committee.


Kind Regards,

Michelle Wilkins