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The Problem with Plastic
Tuesday 23 February 2021 07:30pm  
 
 
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Tuesday 23 February 2021, 07:30pm
 

Cllr Bróna Haughey, alongside local community groups Friends of Sliabh Fuait and Ballymacnab Live Here Love Here are hosting an online discussion on The Problem with Plastic.

Cllr Haughey commented, 'I am delighted to host this online discussion, I have invited Senator Lynn Boylan to speak on the evening about the effects of modern living on the environment and the systemic and structural changes that are needed to slow climate change and combat pollution. Philip McGuigan MLA will also be there to speak about his proposed legislation on the ban of single use plastics.'

'Plastic pollution is a huge issue across the world but its effects can be seen on every road, hedgerow and field in this area. Over the last 3 years, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have spent over £4 million on street cleaning alone, this should be unnecessary in this day and age. At the online discussion, local community groups will be making representations on the work that they are doing, the scale of plastic pollution in their area and how they are tackling it. Plastic is in our food chain, livestock are eating plastic daily, plastic is in the water that we drink and in the air that we breathe. Society needs to change that, the onus is on us all.'

The event will be taking place via Zoom. If you are interested in joining in on the discussion or asking a question please get in touch via bhaughey04@gmail.com

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