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Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: According to figures from the Environmental Protection Agency, one seventh, or 15%, of what goes to landfill comes from households. In view of that, would the Minister agree that the advertising is fraudulent? Would he agree it is incredible that 955,000 tonnes of paper and glass went to landfill in 2001 from households and commercials — some 78% of the total that went to waste — all of...

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I am glad to see that, perhaps for the first time, the Deputy has informed himself about the facts and figures of recycling. I am glad also that he is so supportive in encouraging everybody to take the recycling route.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: I have been doing so for 20 years.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I reject absolutely the Deputy's first point regarding the use of the environment fund. When he asked about 18 months ago why I was not conducting a national awareness campaign, I said it was a good idea and something the public wanted. Of course, when I embark on the campaign, the Deputy is dissatisfied.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Yes, because it is a fraud.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: For the Deputy's information, what the campaign contains was not my decision. We went out and asked the public what they thought would get the message over. In various parts of Dublin and around the country, we did much research as to the type of campaign that should be run. I did not dream it up in my head. The public told me what they thought should be in the campaign, what they would...

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Will the Minister acknowledge that the problem is not the willingness of the vast majority of people to recycle, but the lack of an infrastructure being rolled out by local authorities? How does the Minister respond to the fact that local authorities can now implement by-laws so that not a single piece of glass or paper should go into general waste?

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Séamus Pattison: We must proceed to the next question.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Look at this polystyrene tray for some sausages. It is from a supermarket next door to Leinster House.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I am solving that one for the Deputy.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Why does the Minister allow this kind of carry on?

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: The Deputy knows well what I am doing about that.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: This is the real problem — a lack of will on behalf of the Government.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Séamus Pattison: Deputies cannot display items in the House.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I wish to respond briefly to the Deputy, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Séamus Pattison: We will proceed to the next question.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: It is a polystyrene tray for a few sausages.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I know. There are health and food safety issues but the Deputy would ignore those directives. The problem is that people like Deputy Joe Higgins think Ireland is one big carpet and that we can lift the green fields and sweep all the rubbish underneath.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Ciarán Cuffe: The Minister wants to make it one big car park.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: That is his policy. It is not mine and neither is it that of the Government. It is not what the people of this country want.

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