EU Single-Use Plastic Directive Approved by Council
On the 21st May, the European Council adopted the ambitious directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.
This Directive is part of the EU’s plastic strategy and builds on existing waste legislation but further expands on stricter rules for products and packaging that belong to this cohort of specific plastics. This will see a ban top ten single-use plastic items that account for 70% of the marine litter’s items. These items will include straws, cotton buds, balloon sticks and disposable cutlery to name a few.
Member States under EU law will have 2 years to transpose this directive after the date of entry into force. Therefore, 2021 is set to be the year that sees a ban on single-use plastic across the EU Member States.
As single-use plastics is apart of business everyday life, updates on how this directive will be provided as new information develops.
To find more information about the directive, click here.
Skillnet Ireland - Statement of Strategy
Skillnet Ireland is the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning and this month has launched its formal Statement of Strategy 2020-2024 Consultation process last week and is seeking engagement from all stakeholders and interested parties. This new strategy will seek to articulate a vision for Ireland’s Workforce Development and set out strategic goals and targets for Skillnet Ireland.
Skillnet Ireland is inviting submissions in relation to its new Statement of Strategy 2020-2024. The closing date for submissions is 5pm, Tuesday, 6 August 2019.
Full details are available on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.
Should you have submissions and feedback for the strategy, please send it to Emma Kerins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs via her email address: Emma.Kerins@chambers.ie