Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (381)

Jack Chambers

Question:

381. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent on bottled water and disposable coffee cups by her Department to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48186/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department continues to participate in the Government's programme to reduce waste, including the non-use of single use plastics other than where public safety/hygiene issues arise, announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment in January of this year.

I am advised that total expenditure to date in 2019 in respect of bottled water for water dispensers in Department offices and disposable paper cups from my Department's Administrative Budget, is €1,546 and €312, respectively.