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Environment Wales Act 2016

23 February 2017

Under this Act, the National Assembly for Wales can make various provision to promote the environment in Wales. The Act covers the following:

  • Sustainable management of natural resources

  • Climate change
  • Charges for carrier bags
  • Collection and disposal of waste
  • Fisheries for shellfish
  • Marine licencing

The aim of the legislation is to:

  • promote sustainable management of natural resources;
  • provide for targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases;
  • reform the law on charges for carrier bags;
  • provide for the separate collection of waste, prohibit disposal of food waste to sewers and provide for prohibiting or regulating disposal of waste by incineration;
  • make provision about several and regulated fisheries for shellfish;
  • make provision about fees for marine licences;
  • establish the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee; and
  • make minor changes to the law about land drainage and byelaws made by the Natural Resources Body for Wales.

These Regulations amend the:  The Act is to make various provisions to promote the environment in Wales.
Who does this affect:  Wales
When does this change take place: 24/2/17