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Doolan endorses zero waste as blue print for the future

4 March, 2005

Sinn Féin's Dublin Spokesperson on the Environment, Councillor Daithí Doolan, addressing this evening's Ard Fheis welcomed, "the adoption of the party's waste management policy document, entitled 'Towards Zero Waste'. This is a major step forward in our battle for a sensible, sustainable all-Ireland waste strategy. It is the product of much debate, consultation and action."

Speaking in the RDS, Cllr. Doolan said:

"Sinn Féin has been to the fore in tackling the current waste crisis. Here in Dublin we have continued to challenge big business' interests and replaced it with a community based, democratic and accountable form of waste managment.This policy document sets out very clearly what we need to do to achieve this. Consecutive governments have continued in their attempt to force the burning and burying of waste on whole communities. This policy document exposes their failures and provides real and relevant solutions.

"The basis for our strategy is that of aiming to achieve Zero Waste, this means radically reducing the waste we produce as a society, reuse where appropriate and investing in our recycling industry. To achieve this Sinn Féin will continue to reach out to include and work with residents, community groups and NGOs. It is only by working together that we can forge an alliance that will drive the campaign towards a long-term solution to our waste crisis"

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan urged supporters, "to take this policy document and use it as a campaigning tool and to ensure it does not gather dust but becomes a blue-print for future government policy.'' ENDS

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