Meetings

P-04-547 Ban Polystyrene(EPS) Fast Food and Drinks Packaging

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 13/09/2016 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs and, in the light of the Cabinet Secretary’s reply and that there was little more that the Committee could do to take the issue forward, agreed to close the petition.


Meeting: 12/07/2016 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs to:

·         ask for an update on the joint research project with the Marine Conservation Society and Swansea University to look into this and other matters commissioned by the then Minister for Natural Resources;

·         emphasise the importance of collecting the relevant data to provide the necessary evidence to properly address the problem.

 


Meeting: 02/02/2016 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

  • Await the views of the petitioner;
  • Write to the Minister for Natural Resources asking him to update the Committee on the work that he commissioned from Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) on polystyrene litter and its effect on the environment and on all types of coastal littering in Wales, to identify priority areas for improvement; and
  • Share the information received from Oxford City Council with both the lead petitioner, Rob Curtis and Gill Bell, Wales Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society.

 


Meeting: 28/04/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to consider the petition again, including whether to press for the Minister to give oral evidence, once responses had been received from other correspondents.


Meeting: 24/03/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Discussion of Evidence Session - P-04-547 Ban Polystyrene(EPS) Fast Food and Drinks Packaging

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Minutes:

The Committee discussed the evidence session and agreed to:

 

  • take oral evidence from the Minister for Natural Resources;
  • request a research briefing on the potential costs for business if they were to switch from using polystyrene packaging to more environmentally friendly options;
  • write to Oxford County Council seeking their views on the petition; and
  • draw the petition to the attention of the Environment and Sustainability Committee.

 


Meeting: 10/03/2015 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

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Minutes:

The following witnesses answered questions from the Committee:

 

·         Rob Curtis, Petitioner and Chair of Friends of Barry Beach; and

·         Gill Bell, Wales Programme Manager Marine Conservation Society.

 

Rob Curtis agreed to forward the Committee information regarding the ban of polystyrene food packaging in mainland European Cities.

 


Meeting: 22/01/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Petition P-04-547 Ban Polystyrene(EPS) Fast Food and Drinks Packaging: Correspondence from the Chair of the Petitions Committee

E&S(4)-02-15 Paper 3

 

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Minutes:

2.3 Members noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 09/12/2014 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed:

 

  • to carry out a piece of work on the petition;
  • that it was content with the approach to this work outlined in a paper from the Research Service;
  • make the Assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee aware of the petition and the work it had agreed to do. 

 


Meeting: 23/09/2014 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to:

 

·         seek clarification from the petitioner on whether they wish to continue to actively pursue the matter, given the generally positive tone of their recent correspondence; and

·         depending on the petitioner’s response, carry out a ‘piece of work’ on the petition. 


Meeting: 29/04/2014 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to:

1.   write to the Minister for Natural Resources and Food seeking his views on the petition;

2.   contact the Environment and Sustainability Committee to make them aware of the petition; and

3.   give further consideration to undertaking a piece of work on the issues raised.