Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 06 July, 2006
Written Answers. - Waste Disposal.
Mr. Lowry Mr. Lowry
Mr. Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the measures she is taking to ensure the back-log of farm plastics is collected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27896/06]
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan: The disposal of waste materials generally is covered by the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2005, which apply to all sectors of society including the agricultural sector, and is a matter for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
Under the Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 2001, manufacturers and importers of farm plastics, that is, silage bale wrap and sheeting, are required to take steps to recover farm plastics waste which they have placed on the market or alternatively to contribute to and participate in compliance schemes to recover the waste in question. The Irish Farm Film Producers Group, IFFPG, is currently the sole approved body in Ireland for the purposes of implementing a compliance scheme for the recovery of farm plastics waste. My Department has no involvement in the running of the scheme.
Dáil Éireann 623 Written Answers. Waste Disposal.