Welsh Government outlines disposable plastic waste plans

The Welsh Government has outlined plans to cut the use of disposable plastic products in Wales.

These plans include a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an additional £15 million of capital funding for plastic waste collection.

Speaking at the Senedd, Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn will announce her ambitions for Wales to the World's first 'Refill Nation'.

I’m pleased to announce a range of measures to further boost recycling and reduce waste, including £15m for Local Authorities to improve their recycling rates across Wales. I also want Wales to become the World’s first ‘Refill Nation’, making tap water easily accessible across the whole of Wales.

Hannah Blythyn AM, Environment Minister

A report commissioned by the Welsh Government found that it would be better for businesses and the public if Wales was part of a UK wide deposit return scheme. And they should continue to consider a tax or levy on single-use cups in Wales