Westmeath Environmental Expert Says Lack Of Recycling Facilities Is Holding Us Back

The government is not going ahead with its 'latte levy'.

A Westmeath environmental planning consultant is surprised that the government isn't pushing ahead with a tax on disposable coffee cups. 

The 25c levy was dubbed the ''latte tax'' - but the threat of the charge forced many cafes to change to reusable cups causing Minister Richard Bruton to postpone the idea. 

However a 25c increase will be added to the cost of a re-usable plastic bag - bringing the cost of one to 95c. 

Castlepollard's Jack O'Sullivan says recycling facilities in Ireland restrict the level of what we can achieve:


 

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