17 May 2021, 15.17

The Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine will discuss farm plastics, including the IFFPG levy and the collection of farm plastics with representatives from James Fitzgerald Agricultural Services and the Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) at tomorrow’s meeting, 3:30 pm, Tuesday 18 May.

Tomorrow’s meeting will be split into two sessions:

·        Session 1 - (15:30 - 16:30) Representatives from James Fitzgerald Agricultural Services

·        Session 2 - (16:30 - 17:30) Representatives from Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG)

The meeting at 3:30 pm will be broadcast from Committee Room 3 of Leinster House.

Speaking in advance of the meeting, Cathaoirleach, Jackie Cahill TD, said: “For nearly 40 years, Farmers, Agri-services and groups have been leading the way in relation to dealing with farm plastics in Ireland. Irish farmers are leaders in Europe when it comes to silage wrap and pit cover waste recycling – with an 80% recycling level. But even with these positive outcomes, there is still a lot that can be done and there are always new challenges.”

The Cathaoirleach added, “The Committee welcomes discussions on the ongoing work of the IFFPG, the IFFPG levy, funding, farm plastics collection and the wider recycling market. The Committee and I also look forward to hearing from James Fitzgerald Agricultural Services on the concerns and challenges around waste management.”

The Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

You can view the meeting in Committee Room 3 on the Oireachtas website.

More information can be found on the dedicated Committee Webpage. Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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