The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest figures on packaging waste confirm that plastics present a serious challenge. Only 28% of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2021, a long way off the 2025 EU target of 50%. The majority of Ireland’s plastic packaging waste is being incinerated.
‘Sick of Plastic‘, is a new group that has been set up in Trim, as part of a national campaign started by ‘Friends of the Earth’ and ‘Voice of Concern for the Irish Environment’. It’s aim is to raise awareness about the amount of throw-away plastic that we generate and the harm that it does to our health and to the environment.
This week, we’ve been speaking to the group’s spokesperson Michael Breen.
If you are interested in joining the Sick of Plastic Trim group, you can WhatsApp them on 087 7716980 or email [email protected].
Their next meeting is in Trim Family Resource Centre on Thursday 31st August @ 7.30pm.