Welsh National Assembly to phase out disposable plastics

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The National Assembly for Wales has announced that it is eliminating disposable plastics where possible by September 2018. 

Plastic water cups will be replaced by compostable bio-plastic and paper alternatives as existing stocks are used up. 


Disposable cutlery and salad pots will also be replaced with compostable plastic and take-away containers will have already been replaced with card-based material.  

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According to the Assembly, it removed disposable coffee cups from the estate over five years ago, with none of its waste going to landfill as the Commission operates a full recycling and recovery service.  

Assembly Commissioner Caroline Jones said: “The National Assembly for Wales has been at the forefront of environmental and sustainable practices since its inception. 

“While 80-90 per cent of our waste is recycled and none sent to landfill, the Assembly Commission has been working towards phasing out the use of plastics across the Assembly estate.” 

The Assembly said that over the next year it will look further at removing single-use plastic and target suppliers to reduce overall volumes of packaging handled.  

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