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Sarah Chabane

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Senedd Cymru Welsh Parliament

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Wales is the first UK nation to ban single-use plastics

The Senedd, the Welsh Parliament, has approved legislation to ban selling unnecessary, disposable products to consumers making Wales the first part of the UK to legislate against a thorough list of single-use plastics. It will take effect in autumn 2023 and give local authorities the power to enforce the offence of supplying or offering to supply the commonly littered items – even when they are free. Wales is currently ranked as the world’s third-best domestic recycler and the new law demonstrates how the Welsh Government is continuing to take ambitious steps to tackle the climate and nature emergencies. Moreover, the Bill allows the Welsh Government, working with the Senedd, to revise the current list of banned or restricted products meaning Ministers will be able to ban other types of environmentally harmful single-use plastic products in the future, by passing regulations. “Now is the time for all of us to think differently and change our habits to avoid leaving a legacy of plastic waste for future generations," said Climate Change Minister, Julie James.

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    Love this!!!

    • Tabitha Kimani

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      This is the way to go!!! Awesome

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