In 2020 the Welsh Government sought views on proposals to ban or restrict nine single-use plastic products that are commonly found littered.
With a total of 3,581 responses the overwhelming majority of responses were in favour of banning the suggested single-use plastic products. A summary of responses can be found on Reducing single use plastic in Wales | GOV.WALES.
Following this consultation, the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill will be introduced at Senedd Cymru.
The draft of the Bill is available and shows the proposed scope and direction of the Bill before its formal introduction in the autumn. Find out more on The Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill | GOV.WALES.
Work continues on the preparation of the Bill and there are likely to be changes before it is introduced to the Senedd. This page will be updated as the Bill passes through the legislative process in the Senedd.
Further details are available on:
- Written Statement: Draft of The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill (15 August 2022) | GOV.WALES.
- First Minister’s announcement bringing forward the Bill (5 July).