A Conservative Welsh Assembly member has failed in an attempt to have controlled waste regulations shelved.
Conservative shadow minister for Welsh language and culture Suzy Davies brought the motion to have the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 annulled.
But it was thrown out with 35 votes against and only 11 for.
Davies said that the 2012 regulations were “materially different” to the 1992 laws they replaced, and imposed a “significant financial burden” on some constituents.
She asked for them to be annulled and re-presented for debate in the Assembly.
Minister for environment and sustainable development John Griffiths opposed the motion.
He said: “I encourage members to support these regulations, as these powers will help reduce waste, increase recycling and create consistency in the waste disposal market by removing a taxpayer subsidy to a few businesses.”