The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP), has launched an online public consultation on two new legislative initiatives aimed at restricting the placement on the market of certain Single-Use-Plastic (SUP) items and lightweight plastic carrier bags, in line with a 2020 Budget Measure as well as the EU SUP Directive and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.

The overarching objective of these new legislative initiatives is to reduce the environmental impacts generated by certain SUP items and single-use lightweight plastic carrier bags, while also promoting the transition to a circular economy with more sustainable alternatives.

A Public meeting is going to be held on Thursday 12th November at 15:00hrs. Further information may be obtained from

The two new legislative initiatives are available via:

28 October 2020