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Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Eugene Murphy: I am grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution to this important debate. On what is a difficult day for the Minister, I appreciate that he has remained in the House for the entire debate. I pay tribute to him as a constituency colleague because he has been active on this issue and he approaches it with great passion and commitment. As our party spokesperson, Deputy Timmy...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Declan Breathnach: A sperm whale washed up off the coast of Spain in February this year. Biologists who recently carried out an autopsy discovered plastic bags, a jerrycan, several pieces of rope and net, and even a 5 litre drum. The volume of human trash in the whale weighed 30 kg or 66 lb. The experts confirmed that the plastic killed the whale. It could not digest it and died due to a blockage. The case...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Eamon Ryan: As several Members said, this Saturday people throughout the country will be engaging in a campaign - the Sick of Plastic campaign - to call for a change in how we use plastic. It will be led by Friends of the Earth and supported by VOICE Ireland. It will ask people to shop and drop, or to leave their plastic packaging at the shop as a statement of intent in where we need to go. The...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Tommy Broughan: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute briefly on this important topic of plastic and packaging pollution. Just yesterday I received a reply to a parliamentary question I raised on the Minister's plans to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for plastic containers following the example of the UK and EU member states. It was disappointing, of course, that he told me that the 2014...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Eamon Ryan: It is done. It is finished.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Tommy Broughan: That is great news. We need to move on this as quickly as possible. Given the concerns about climate change, time is of the essence. Earlier this year, scientists from the National University of Ireland, Galway, published disturbing research which showed that more than 70% of deep-sea fish in the Atlantic Ocean had ingested microplastics. It is reported that more than 8 million metric...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Catherine Connolly: I am glad the Minister is here for this debate. In this initiative we are being led by people on the ground who are way ahead of us. Sunday is Earth Day and the focus is on the global to support the effort to eliminate single use plastics. On Saturday there is an initiative to encourage large supermarkets and retailers to refuse the use of plastic packaging on food. There is also the...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Gino Kenny: It is good we are having this debate about single-use plastics and the throw-away culture in capitalist society. Most people became fully aware of the crisis after seeing David Attenborough's "The Blue Planet" documentary. People were aware of what plastics were doing to the planet. It was utterly depressing when they opened a whale and found over 200 types of plastic in the belly of the...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I am sharing time with Deputy Gino Kenny, with seven minutes for me and three for him.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Pat Gallagher: Is that agreed? Agreed.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Richard Boyd Barrett: We are having this debate because I requested it at the Business Committee a few weeks ago. I thank the other parties on the committee and the Ceann Comhairle for agreeing. My request was prompted by the fact that the Sick of Plastic campaign's day of action is this Saturday and I was keen that the House would debate the matter before that positive initiative, which will involve many...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Denis Naughten: Not bangers.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Brian Stanley: -----and dumping large amounts of rubbish. To catch those people we need the active involvement of citizens. Drones are being used. They are becoming cheaper. We should encourage more use of drones. We have to stop this dumping. What I see on roadways and in hedgerows around the countryside is an absolute disgrace.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Denis Naughten: Hear, hear.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Seán Sherlock: I welcome the opportunity to speak to this issue. As we speak, I have a Bill before the House on the prohibition of microbeads. It is before the committee. On 28 March, we had a positive engagement with experts from NUI Galway, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the Department's officials regarding the Bill's progression. I noted the words of the Minister of State, Deputy English,...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Timmy Dooley: I am pleased to speak about plastics pollution. As the weather brightens, thankfully, and more of us can take a walk on the local strand, in the local forest or along the many roads, the prevalence of plastics throughout the country is glaring at us in the face. There is no way around it - we must dramatically reduce plastics production and the pollution that emanates from it. Waste...

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

Brian Stanley: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the issue of plastics. I wish we were speaking about it with a better record in terms of reducing litter, reducing illegal dumping and reducing the volume of plastic we are producing. I commend the Sick of Plastic day initiative that will take place this Saturday. The fact that this is happening and that people will be encouraged on Saturday to hand...

Message from Select Committee (19 Apr 2018)

Message from Select Committee (19 Apr 2018)

Pat Gallagher: The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 and made no amendments thereto.

Plastic and Packaging Pollution: Statements (19 Apr 2018)

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