Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

General Scheme of the Circular Economy Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Brian LeddinBrian Leddin (Limerick City, Green Party)
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I thank Dr. Brennan for her statement. Can I get agreement from members that we will limit questions to two minutes, and we will certainly come back for second or third rounds if there is time? Agreed.

I will go first. I happened to be speaking with some senior people in the J&J group this week on a different matter. They operate one of the largest contact lenses manufacturing facilities in the world, and it happens to be in my constituency in Limerick city. They said that they are a significant participant in the CIRCULÉIRE programme and detailed the many measures they are taking in the facility in Limerick to reduce waste flows and to close their systems. Is this an anomaly or is there generally good corporate participation in the programme? Are companies recognising the need to be leaders in the area?