Consultation for the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Beverage Cups and Food Containers

Consultation opened on 18 October 2021. Closing date 17 December 2021 at 23:45.

Summary

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 (SUP) beverage cups and food containers in Northern Ireland (NI). Your views matter. We would encourage participation from all interested parties. The primary method for responses is online via Citizen Space.

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Consultation description

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is delighted to present this consultation for the reduction of Single-Use Plastic beverage cups and food containers and look forward to hearing your views.

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 SUP beverage cups and food containers.

The Department aims to encourage a more sustainable environment and circular economy for everyone across NI and the reduction in usage of all SUP beverage cups and food containers will help to contribute to these targets.

The Department is seeking your 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 responses to the consultation will be used to determine the best policy options to help to promote the reduction in SUP items.

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

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