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Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act 2023


Section 20 – Interpretation

66.This section provides definitions and signposting to definitions for the following terms used in the Act: ‘authorised officer of a local authority’, ‘carrier bag’, ‘consumer’, ‘local authority’, ‘partnership’, ‘plastic’, ‘plastic product’, ‘prohibited single-use plastic product’, ‘single-use’.

Section 21 – Regulations

67.This section explains how powers to make regulations under this Act are to be exercised and sets out the applicable procedure to be followed in making those regulations.

Section 22 – Coming into Force

68.This section sets out the provisions of the Act that will come into effect on the day after the date of Royal Assent (sections 3, 4, 17, 21, 22, 23); and those that will come into force in accordance with a commencement order made by the Welsh Ministers (being the remainder).

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