P-05-822 Ban plastic straws (when drinking milk) in our schools


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 was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 21/02/2020.

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to close the petition in light of information received by the Committee about the actions being taken to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic straws and the Welsh Government’s intention to introduce a ban or restrictions on single use plastic items in the future, and the circumstances in relation to restricting their use in schools through local arrangements and procurement contracts.


The Committee also wished to congratulate Senedd Ysgol y Wern on their use of the petitioning process and thank the school and pupils for their engagement throughout the Committee’s consideration of this issue.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 03/07/2018.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff North
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 29/06/2018