Waste Reduction Bill

Today in the Dáil I confronted the Taoiseach with the large amount of non-recyclable packaging and plastics consumers are faced with every day.

The sheer volume of this waste must be tackled ahead of the legislation on waste charges so the cost of waste disposal for Irish citizens can be reduced as much as possible. We are drowning in plastic.

I have written to all parties and groupings in the Dáil seeking co-sponsors of our Waste Reduction Bill 2017, in an attempt to have the Bill enacted before proposed changes to household waste charging systems take place later this year.