Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (381)

Jack Chambers


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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.