• Huw Irranca-Davies

Huw Irranca-Davies MS is calling on people to submit their views on the Welsh Government's Plan

Updated: Feb 4, 2021

Huw Irranca-Davies MS is calling on people living in Ogmore to submit their views on the Welsh Government’s latest plan for Wales to become litter and fly-tipping free.

The plan A Litter and Fly-tipping Free Wales, is now out for consultation and outlines the Welsh Government’s ambition for everyone to take pride and ownership of their local environment.

A number of strategies are already underway to help drive down the illegal disposal of waste items in Wales and move towards the use of more sustainable produce, including plans to stop the use of single-use plastics in Wales.

However, the new scheme will see the introduction of many innovative new strategies such as: a distinctive increase in current enforcements of fly-tipping; business incentives to produce environmentally friendly packaging; a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and many others.

Ogmore MS Huw Irranca-Davies, a former UK Environment Minister who has previously held a debate in the Senedd about tackling single-use plastics, welcomed the ambitious plan for Wales saying: “There is no excuse for littering and fly-tipping and the first step to us having a cleaner, greener Ogmore (and Wales), is ensuring that we start taking ownership over our local environments.

Through these innovative strategies outlined in the Welsh Government’s plan, alongside suggestions from local residents, we can take pride in the fact that we are doing the best we can to take care of our natural surroundings.

I would urge people across Ogmore to have their say on this Welsh Government consultation at: https://gov.wales/litter-and-fly-tipping-prevention-plan-wales (closes on 25th March 2020)