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e-Petition: Our natural world is being poisoned by single use’s time to introduce a tax!

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The evidence is there for those who want to see...our addiction to single use "throw away" plastic is poisoning our natural world.

Sea birds are eating plastics, fish are eating plastics, shell fish are eating plastics and we, therefore, are eating plastics.

The production of single use plastics are increasing year upon year, yet only 9% of plastics are recycled in the world.

Since large scale production of plastics began in the 1950's, we have produced 8.3 billion tonnes...equivalent to the weight of one billion African elephants! And that figure is expected to reach 34 billion tonnes by 2050!!

None of this plastic has biodegraded over this time, its just got smaller and smaller, making it nearly impossible to remove!

We urge the Welsh Government to introduce a tax on all single use plastics similar to the very successful 5p charge on single use carrier bags.

It's time to take action. 

Friends of Barry Beaches are a voluntary group, set up seven years ago, who's aim is to remove litter, much of it plastic, from Barry's five main beaches. We strive to recycle as much as we can.

We need to design our packaging and single use containers so that they biodegrade easily within our environment.​
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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 26/11/2017
Open until midday on: 01/03/2018


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 102

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Alex Clatworthy London 25/02/2018
Susan Christine Harrison Brecon and Radnorshire 14/02/2018
Celia Rees Cardiff North 13/02/2018
Angela Shearing Vale of Glamorgan 10/02/2018
Bernard Foy Preseli Pembrokeshire 10/02/2018
Alison Palmer Vale of Glamorgan 06/02/2018
Jaimie Davies Pontypridd 06/02/2018
Anonymous Brecon and Radnorshire 06/02/2018
Anonymous Cardiff Central 05/02/2018
Kayleigh Williams Cardiff South and Penarth 03/02/2018
Anonymous Cardiff West 01/02/2018
Lorraine Czaja Caerphilly 31/01/2018
Anonymous Ceredigion 30/01/2018
Michelle O'Neill-Kiddie Vale of Glamorgan 27/01/2018
Anonymous Cardiff South and Penarth 25/01/2018
Elena Griffiths Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 25/01/2018
Anonymous Cardiff West 24/01/2018
Andrew Price Cornwall 24/01/2018
Zoe Grindle Bridgend 23/01/2018
Sinead Sullivan Ogmore 22/01/2018
Anonymous Cardiff West 13/01/2018
Catrin Roberts Castell-nedd 13/01/2018
Christine Hugh-Jones Brecon and Radnorshire 12/01/2018
Robdert Millard Vale of Glamorgan 23/12/2017
Vivian M Martin Cardiff West 20/12/2017

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