Plastic Bottle Rally - Let's Demand DRS!
Posted by Claudia Tormey on October 31, 2019 at 05:11 PM
Back in January 2018, we 'Ditched Our Plastic at the Dáil' in support of Zero Waste activist Dianne Forsythe's Uplift petition calling on government to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for the recycling collection of plastic bottles in Ireland.
It took Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton, a whole year to respond, and the best he could do was commission a study to see how DRS could operate in Ireland. (Despite existing evidence proving that it works).
It's almost another year later, and we're still waiting to hear about this study!
The petition Dianne started is now at 17,311 signatures. The Sick of Plastic petition, which also calls for DRS has 21,976 signatures. That's almost 40,000 people demanding action, and still nothing from government.
Government only really take action when we show up outside their doorstep and demand it. So that's what we're going to do!
To launch 'Break Free From Plastic Global Week of Action' we're inviting you to join us, at 1pm on November 6th, for a Plastic Bottle Rally outside Richard Bruton's office in Dublin.
Some how, Minister Bruton can't see the plastic bottles currently littering our streets, beaches and natural habitats, so we're going to help him see - by delivering them to his office.
Between now and November 6th, help us gather lots of littered plastic bottles so we can deliver them to Minister Bruton.