Ibec/ Dept. of Environment briefing on proposed policy actions on single use cups

June 13, 2022

In this one hour briefing with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications we discussed the proposed changes (levy & ban) to the use of single use beverage cups. The briefing began with a presentation from Bernie Kiely, Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Climate and Communications. 

Bernie provided an overview of the proposed plans to introduce a levy on single use cups for hot beverages and a ban on serving hot beverages in single use containers for ‘sit in’ customers. The Department is proposing to introduction these changes on the 1 Dec of this year. The presentation was followed by a live Q&A with the Department where members got the opportunity to highlight concerns and potential implications for business.