This stuff is a direct threat to the environment, as I'm sure most readers of this blog will know. Tiny bits of plastic, including from this source are polluting every water body on the planet, and being ingetsed by all marine and freshwater animals and any birds that feed on them.
It's completely unnecessary, there are alternatives available - like cardboard, bio-degradable starches and so on.
'Friends of Barry Beaches' have a petition on the National Assembly's web site: http://ow.ly/tU4WC You do NOT have to live in Wales to sign it.
Please sign and pass on the word to friends via email and social media.