Wales – Certain Single Use Plastics to be banned effective July 2021

According to a March 18, 2020 Welch government news release “... Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers are to be banned in Wales as part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation … To mark Global Recycling Day, the Welsh Government’s plans are designed to restrict single-use, hard to recycle and commonly littered plastics, as part of wider efforts to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, and help move Wales towards a circular economy. The single use plastics include: straws, stirrers, cotton buds, balloon sticks, plates & cutlery, and food and drinks containers made of expanded polystyrene products made from oxo-degradable plastic … A consultation on the proposals will take place in the coming months …”.