Ireland’s environment Minister Richard Bruton has announced that he will bring forward a number of “radical actions” to reduce waste and manage resources more effectively.
Among these actions will be a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks, cotton bud sticks, polystyrene cups and food containers.
The Minister is today (16 September) hosting a Summit with the key players from industry, local authorities, waste collectors, household representative groups and NGOs to discuss how this new policy can deliver the targets set out in the country’s Climate Action Plan.
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