06/11/2019 As campaigners welcomed Minister Bruton's first steps to combat plastic pollution they urged him to introduce a Deposit and Return scheme to capture the 1 million plastic bottles a day that don't get recycled. Sick of Plastic campaigners who gathered littered bottles for the protest outside the Minister's office were joined by 12-year old Flossie Donnelly the Beachcleaner from Sandycove 40,000 people have now signed a petition calling for a bottle deposit scheme. The Minister commissioned a feasibility study a year ago but has yet to publish it. His announcement today on other plastic measures was a missed opportunity according to campaigners. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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06 November 2019