Dáil Éireann - Volume 265 - 03 May, 1973
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Organic Waste Recycling.
Mr. Lemass Mr. Lemass
69. Mr. Lemass asked the Minister  for Local Government if he has any plans for the recycling of organic waste.
Mr. Tully Mr. Tully
Mr. Tully: The practical recycling of waste is as yet at an early stage of investigation and development. To a large extent it is tied up with technical developments in industry and agriculture. My Department are concerned with the waste collection and disposal system operated by local authorities and with the impact of waste on the environment, especially in regard to water and air pollution. Practice in these areas is at present being reviewed and contact will be maintained with developments of interest in recycling. For example, the draft environment programme proposed for adoption in the EEC. provides for examination of various aspects of the waste problem and we will have the opportunity of taking part in that work and benefiting from the result.
Dáil Éireann 265 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Organic Waste Recycling.