Seanad debates

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

Recycling Policy

9:30 am

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I have no problem speaking to Leigh Gath. As the Senator will know, she is a constituent of mine. I have spoken to her regularly previously. She did not contact me about this matter. I would be delighted to speak to her afterwards. Re-Turn continues to engage widely with all stakeholders and has committed to reviewing accessibility practices considering the needs of customers. There will be a review and this will include work with the National Disability Authority, which is supporting Re-Turn in the establishment of a consultative group to ensure the concerns of all parties, particularly those who have experienced difficulties in accessing the DRS and in returning bottles and cans, can be heard and addressed. It has been noticed and is going to be worked on. I understand that Re-Turn intends to convene the first meeting of this forum later in March and has invited a number of disability organisations to assist in a review of the scheme's infrastructure. Both the Department and Re-Turn will monitor the issue as the scheme builds momentum in the coming months.


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