Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Scrutiny of the Waste Reduction Bill 2017
This rubbish was collected yesterday on Dunmoran beach in Sligo by a member I think of Voice Ireland. I am randomly picking out the items, for example, Coca Cola. Why is it that Coca Cola in Scotland is supporting the introduction of a deposit refund scheme but IBEC is objecting to it here. I presume it is a member of IBEC. The second item is Ballygowan bottles. I think Ballygowan is owned by Britvic. As I understand it, the British Soft Drinks Association is also open to deposit refund scheme. Why is it that British companies and global companies are supportive of the measures in this Bill in other jurisdictions but here the industry federation fights it tooth and nail?