P-06-1238 Ban Polystyrene and other single use plastics!



This petition was submitted by Nafisa Derradji, having collected a total of 130 signatures.


Text of Petition:                  

On the 3rd July 2021 the European Union have banned a range of single use plastics including Polystyrene, Plastic cutlery, Plastic plates, straws, cups and even plastic earbuds. There is a complete ban across all 27 member states.


I think Wales should follow in their footsteps and we should ban these items too.


Many takeaways in Wales still use 100s of polystyrene containers daily because they are the cheapest option.


Please support this.


Additional Information:

Polystyrene cannot be recycled and has catastrophic effects on the environment; it is also toxic when left in the environment.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 24/01/2022.


The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s strong commitment to bring forward legislation in this Senedd, and the cross-party support for this from the Senedd and Youth Parliament. The Committee would like to thank the petitioner for raising the issue and close the petition.


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

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 24/01/2022.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 11/01/2022