Northern Ireland consults on single-use plastic beverage cups and food containers

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The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a consultation on proposals for the reduction of the usage of single-use plastic beverage cups and food containers in Northern Ireland.

The Department seeks views on the suggested policy options to ensure the most effective method of reducing the consumption of SUP beverage cups and food containers is identified.

The goal of the policy is to reduce the use of the targeted types of single-use plastic packaging and to encourage the wider take up of multi-use and/or single-use non-plastic alternatives.

The consultation has been designed collaboratively with WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) to consider a number of policy options on the most effective way to ensure ‘a substantial reduction’ in the use of single-use plastic beverage cups and food containers.

Officials will use the results of this consultation to guide final policy decisions.

This consultation closes on 17th of December 2021.

More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the DAERA website.