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McKay to present Plastic Bag Levy proposals to Environment Committee‏

1 July, 2009


For Immediate Release:
 
North Antrim MLA and Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson Daithí McKay will be making a presentation to the Environment Committee tomorrow morning on his proposal to introduce a Plastic Bag Levy in the North. 
 
Mr McKay is currently putting together a Primary Legislation Private Members Bill on the matter.
 
Mr McKay said:

"A Plastic Bag levy is a simple but effective way of addressing the problem of Plastic Bag Litter.  Nearly 460million plastic bags go to landfill in the north each year and the public do see the need to address this unsightly problem.
 
"Last year the Assembly backed a Sinn Féin motion supporting the introduction of a Plastic Bag Levy and I feel there is no reason why we couldn't push this matter forward and introduce the necessary legislation"   CRIOCH.

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