On Wednesday 12 August 2020 the Government announced a proposal to ban a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items. The proposal is now up for public consultation until 4 December 2020, 5pm.
This proposal is a big deal and it’s important we take the time to have our say. You can find the consultation document and links to the submission form on the Ministry for the Environment website. You can also find our initial reaction to the proposals here.
Recognising that the full consultation document and submission form is a bit… intense… the Ministry has also set up a separate page for this consultation that’s a bit more accessible. It includes a video, an official summary of the 74 page consultation document, as well as a quick “online survey” for people who want to have their say, but would rather not go through the full long-form submission process.
For those who are keen to make a full submission and/or would like to have a bit of a sense of what the wider zero waste community thinks about this proposal, we’ve compiled a bunch of resources that will hopefully help (though, if we’re honest, it looks much prettier on the Takeaway Throwaways website!!). These are resources we’ve created, alongside resources from other organisations in the zero waste community. Collaboration is what we’re all about!