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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: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 06/03/2017
Open until midday on: 18/04/2017


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1994

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Anne Smith Ceredigion 18/04/2017
CAROLINE WATKINS Ogmore 18/04/2017
Merlyn Cooper Ceredigion 18/04/2017
Mel Chandler Montgomeryshire 18/04/2017
Rosemary chandler Ceredigion 18/04/2017
Phil Jenkins Cardiff South and Penarth 18/04/2017
C Robertson Monmouth 17/04/2017
Des Richardson Montgomeryshire 17/04/2017
Anonymous Cardiff West 16/04/2017
Rhian Davies Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 16/04/2017
Gaynor Thomas Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 16/04/2017
Richard John Fisher Brecon and Radnorshire 16/04/2017
Nicola Charlesworth Ceredigion 16/04/2017
Jude Trotman Vale of Glamorgan 15/04/2017
Rachel Kendall Cardiff Central 15/04/2017
Anonymous Arfon 15/04/2017
Martin Jones Ceredigion 15/04/2017
Mrs Ruth Charles Cardiff South and Penarth 15/04/2017
Catrin Maby Monmouth 15/04/2017
Sue McDonagh Vale of Glamorgan 15/04/2017
Suzannah Evans Newport West 15/04/2017
Oliver Barton Monmouth 15/04/2017
Anonymous Brecon and Radnorshire 15/04/2017
Christine Edmondson Monmouth 15/04/2017
Katrina GASS Monmouth 15/04/2017

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