Belfast Telegraph

Bag levy could create jobs

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has welcomed the adoption of Sinn Féin’s plastic bag levy proposals in the Budget announced last week.

Mr Ó Muilleoir said: “Sinn Féin proposed not only that a levy be placed on plastic bags but that the proceeds go towards the Green New Deal Housing Fund which would help to create 2-3000 jobs, make 100,000 homes more energy efficient over four years and help many vulnerable people who are living in fuel poverty.

“The fact that these proposals have been adopted by the Executive is very much an endorsement of the work Sinn Féin has done on this issue over the past three years.

“This levy will not only raise revenue for a program which will improve energy efficiency, create jobs and assist those in poverty but it will also greatly reduce the problem of plastic bag litter in our communities.”

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