Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (116)

Denis Naughten

Question:

116. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Taoiseach if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction to cease the purchase and use of single-use plastics; when the instruction issued; the bodies which have confirmed that they no longer purchase and use single-use plastics, respectively; the bodies which have not provided such confirmation to date; when they will confirm. [29992/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Both my Department and the National Economic & Social Development Office (NESDO) have ceased the purchase of single-use plastics since July 2018. An instruction was issued on the matter at that time to ensure that single-use plastics are no longer purchased or used. A small existing stock has been phased out since then.