There is currently a lot of information around concerned with plastics and its associated environmental issues on social media, websites, newspapers and TV. Some of it is on a global scale and some of it much more local. We hope that this page will inform you of various issues and work that is going on....
Did you watch'Drowning in Plastic' on BBC recently? What's your reaction? Get in touch and let us know what you want to see happen locally...
Cool videos Spotted a few short videos on BBC website recently. Take a peek at them below: Going plastic free with kids A short video from blogger Mamalina with her top 5 tips. Five ways to break up with plastic A humorous take on how to cut our plastic use.
Wales and Single-use plastic An article outlining the many initiatives in Wales, the UK and around the world on single-use plastic. Check it out here.
Plastics Bill in Parliament On Monday 11th June, Swansea West MP Geraint Davies launched a Plastics Bill through Parliament. It includes several measures such as:
a duty to report on the reduction and recycling of plastics targets
all plastics should be recyclable by 2025 (UK-currently by 2040, EU by 2030)
producer should pay - 90% of costs of plastic recycling are paid by tax payers at the moment
establish a levy on plastic bottles alongside a Refill campaign and
establish a Plastics Agency – to monitor and enforce plastic production and consumption targets.