This document is aimed at procurement teams, senior management, procurement services, facilities and operational management, elected members and waste teams within national and local government, health, education, emergency services and other public sector bodies. It provides basic information that public bodies in Wales can draw upon and use to tackle the environmental impact of plastic.
The information provided can support public bodies to make evidence-based decisions and ensure that procurement choices do not result in unintended consequences (such as increased food waste or carbon emissions, or contamination of recycling streams with inappropriate materials). Whilst the focus of this guidance is on single-use and packaging plastics, the guide includes simple processes and tools which organisations can use to inform internal decision-making and purchasing choices for all products containing plastic and to deliver solutions appropriate to both the context and location.
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