Microplastic inquiry

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee is carrying out an inquiry into the impact of microplastic pollution in Welsh waterways.  Please tell us what you think in response to the following questions.  Please feel free to address any other issues in your response:

  • To what extent are microplastics, including synthetic microfibers, a problem within Wales’ aquatic environment?  How does this impact on environmental and human health?
  • What are the main sources of microplastic pollution, including microfibres?
  • How comprehensive is our knowledge about the scale of microplastic pollution and its effects?  What should the research priorities be?
  • What is currently being done to minimise the release of microplastics into the environment?  What more can be done, and by whom, to address this issue within Wales?


Please tell us what you think about these issues by emailing us at We ask that all contributions reach us before 21 September 2018.  After this date, the Committee will consider the responses and decide how to take the inquiry forward.


Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually.  When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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