The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill was laid before the Senedd on 20 September 2022. The Member in Charge of the Bill is the Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS.
The Bill will make it an offence for a person to supply or offer to supply (including for free) certain commonly littered and unnecessary single-use plastic products listed in the schedule in the Bill, to a consumer in Wales.
The Welsh Government consulted on proposals to ban nine single-use plastic products between 30 July and 20 October 2020. The summary of responses was published in August 2022.
The Bill and Explanatory Memorandum are published on the Senedd website.
Our Bill Summary outlines the intended effect of the Bill, and provides a summary of its provisions. It also includes stakeholder views from the Welsh Government summary of consultation responses.
Article by Lorna Scurlock and Chloe Corbyn, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament