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e-Petition: For Single Use Items: Introduce a Deposit Return System for Drink Containers and Make Fast Food Containers and Utensils Compostable

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The Marine Conservation Society calls on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to act upon the globally responsible Wales goal within the Well Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 and build on the excellent results achieved by the carrier bag charge, by implementing two further actions that would help Wales to achieve a zero waste, circular economy. Namely:

1. Introduce a deposit return system in Wales for all single use beverage containers such as glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans.
2. Legislate for a charge on all drinks and fast food containers and utensils that are not fully compostable, unless they are reusable, refillable, part of a return scheme or collected in store for recycling.

Deposit return systems are already in operation in over 40 countries around the world and have been proven to reduce litter, increase recycling by creating a more certain supply of affordable, high-quality materials, reduce costs for Local Authorities and create jobs.

Fast food wrappers and takeaway cups are a common litter item on our streets and making them refillable/reusable, easily recyclable or compostable would reduce litter.

Manufacturing new drinks containers and fast food containers and cups use up huge amounts of energy, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The more we recycle, and the less we litter, the better for our environment and our economy.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Collecting signatures
Petition Start Date: 06/03/2017
Open until midday on: 18/04/2017
Principal Petitioner(s) Marine Conservation Society


25 most recent signatures

Total signatures: 1203

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Anonymous Hampshire, Uk 23/03/2017
adrienne stratford Arfon 23/03/2017
Andrew Marsh Cardiff South and Penarth 23/03/2017
Anonymous Llanelli 23/03/2017
Anonymous Clwyd West 22/03/2017
Anonymous Gower 22/03/2017
Rachel Turnbull Newport West 22/03/2017
Jessica alicia beynon Swansea West 22/03/2017
Greg Hopkins Gower 22/03/2017
Pete Ball Monmouth 22/03/2017
Peter Beynon Swansea West 22/03/2017
Nia Jones Arfon 22/03/2017
Sarah Colmar sOMERSET 22/03/2017
Elisabeth Watson West Yorkshire 22/03/2017
ANNA c Sutcliffe Preseli Pembrokeshire 22/03/2017
Vicki James Wiltshire 22/03/2017
Anne Bickerton Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 21/03/2017
Sheena Davies Swansea East 21/03/2017
Rebecca jones Swansea West 21/03/2017
David tonge Gower 21/03/2017
Sandra Stewart Gower 21/03/2017
Janet Jones Gower 21/03/2017
Peter Jones Gower 21/03/2017
Anonymous Chepstow 21/03/2017
Emma ball Monmouth 21/03/2017

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