The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill proposes:

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>>>To make it an offence for a person to supply or offer to supply (including for free), the following commonly littered and unnecessary disposable single-use plastic (SUP) products to a consumer in Wales:

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***plates

***cutlery

***drinks stirrers

***drinking straws (including attached straws)

***cups made of polystyrene

***takeaway food containers made of polystyrene

***cup and takeaway food container lids made of polystyrene

***plastic-stemmed cotton buds

***sticks for balloons

***oxo-degradable products

***plastic single-use carrier bags (SUCBs

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Further detail about the Bill (PDF 227 KB) can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1.5MB).

 

Current Stage

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The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Senedd Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the Welsh Parliament

 

¬¬¬Stage 1 (Current)

A timetable for scrutiny of the Bill is yet to be agreed.

 

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¬¬¬Bill introduced (20 September 2022)

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill, (PDF 227KB) as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1.5MB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 20 September 2022 (PDF 157KB)

 

Statement of policy intent (PDF 346 KB)

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: (to be agreed)

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: children's rights impact assessment (PDF 418KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: equality impact assessment (PDF 435KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: rural proofing impact assessment (PDF 94KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: Welsh language impact assessment (PDF 165KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: biodiversity impact assessment (PDF 119KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: socio-economic duty assessment (PDF 116KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: justice impact identification form (PDF 446KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: Section 1: What action is the Welsh Government considering and why? (PDF 115KB)

 

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill: Section 8: Conclusion (PDF 277KB)

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Contact information

Clerk: Marc Wyn Jones

Phone:0300 200 6363

 

Postal address:

Welsh Parliament

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1SN

 

e-mail: SeneddClimate@senedd.wales

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Stage 1

First published: 20/09/2022

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