MARCH 16: After a visit from the American Ambassador, the Minister for the Environment has abandoned his plans to extend the hugely successful plastic bag levy to chewing gum. Not only has he abandoned the proposed levy on gum, but he has also caved in to industry pressure to back off on ATM balance slips and fast food containers. The Department is spending long periods of time in consultations and considerations without any action in the field of waste prevention.
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MARCH 16: After a visit from the American Ambassador, the Minister for the Environment has abandoned his plans to extend the hugely successful plastic bag levy to chewing gum. Not only has he abandoned the proposed levy on gum, but he has also caved in to industry pressure to back off on ATM balance slips and fast food containers. The Department is spending long periods of time in consultations and considerations without any action in the field of waste prevention.
Read the sad story.
Read our Press Release.
And read about Ireland's world leading initiative on plastic bags that cleaned up the landscape and made money.
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