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Introduction of single use bag levy will create environmental legacy - Boylan

8 April, 2013 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the introduction of the single use bag tax and says that it will create a lasting legacy of environmental awareness for future generations.

Mr Boylan the Sinn Féin Environmental spokesperson said:

“My party colleague Daithí McKay introduced a motion to the Assembly calling on action to reduce the number of plastic bags that are in circulation.  I am delighted that we have now instigated a scheme that will reduce the number of single use bags going to landfill.

“The vast majority of these bags are non bio degradable and continuing to use over 30,000 bags an hour is unsustainable and creating an environmental nightmare for future generations.

“By reducing the number of bags in use we can create an environmental legacy and educate our young people of the importance of being environmentally aware

“I would however urge businesses and customers alike to be patient as like all change it may take a bit of time to get used to.”

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