P-05-829 Ban Single Use Plastic Items in Wales


P-05-829 Ban Single Use Plastic Items in Wales

This petition was submitted by Ban Plastic Straws Wales having collected 161 signatures.

Text of Petition

We call on the Welsh Assembly to ban all single use plastic items within Wales; It is estimated that the UK and US alone throw away around 550 million plastic straws every day. Although each one is used for an average of just 20 minutes, they take centuries to break down. During a clean-up organised by the Marine Conservation Society last year, an average of 138 pieces of food and drink-related waste were found on every 100m of UK beaches.


This needs to stop and the environment needs to become a priority.




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 the actions currently being taken by the Welsh Government to progress a ban or restrictions on single use plastic items, and acknowledging the timescales involved in bringing such a ban forward.

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 25/09/2018.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Montgomeryshire
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information


Business type: Amendment

First published: 06/09/2018