Harmful Plastics (Prohibition) Bill 2019: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to prohibit the sale of consumer goods packaging containing harmful plastics, to prohibit the sale of consumer products containing microbeads, to promote the use of biodegradable materials in the packaging of consumer products, to enable the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to make for that purpose certain regulations and to permit the Environmental Protection Agency to prepare programmes for monitoring the use of harmful plastics in the manufacture, distribution and sale of consumer products in the State.

I second the proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 22 October 2019.