Wales increases ban on plastic bags and tissue

06/21/2022 at 10:04

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Wales could ban single-use plastic bags and plastic wet wipes in a plan to reduce plastic waste. Climate Change Minister Julie James stated that she wanted to add it to the plastic ban that had not yet been implemented. With bans on items such as straws and cotton buds in England and Scotland, there are questions why Wales were too late to take these steps.

A member of Plaid Cymru Senedd reports the delay is “unbelievable”. Wales is currently the only part of England that does not ban the use of plastic straws, cotton swabs and coffee stir sticks.

The Welsh government claims that the post-Brexit law, originally planned for 2021, has complicated the introduction of the new law. Nowhere in the UK prohibits plastic baby wipes nor are they disposable bags, although the UK government is considering banning the former in the UK.

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