Wet wipes containing plastic - proposed ban: partial BRIA

Consultation on partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the proposed ban on the manufacture, supply and sale of wet wipes containing plastic.


1 The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

2 Far-reaching ban on single-use plastics in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

3 The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act | GOV.WALES

4 Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland – analysis of consultation responses (www.gov.scot)

5 Summary of responses and government response - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

6 Defra commissioned report by Valpak

7 These include the costs of top selling wet wipe products from each category across five major supermarkets and high street retailers. This is sourced from Valpak.

8 The UK Government 25 Year Environment Plan

9 Call for evidence on commonly littered and problematic plastic items

10 Single-use plastic: banning the supply of commonly littered single-use plastic items - Consultation outcome - Summary of responses and government response

11 Office for National Statistics UK business: activity, size and location table 4

12 Office for National Statistics ‘Earnings and hours worked’, gross hourly pay 2022

13 RPC_short_guidance_note_-_Implementation_costs__August_2019.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

14 Estimates are given to the nearest £1,000

15 As set out in RPC guidance: RPC_case_histories_-_direct_and_indirect_impacts__March_2019__1_.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

16 Non-financial business economy, UK regional results: Sections A to S - Office for National Statistics

17 Defra are seeking to gather further evidence on this at consultation

18Enterprises by employment and turnover size - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk) – Note that there is currently an error on the webpage and excel datasheet describing the data as covering enterprises in England when it is in fact UK data.

19 Nomis, UK business counts – entered by industry and employment size band and filtered for 2022.


Email: WWSEAandBRIA@gov.scot

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