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Dublin City University has today announced the first phase of a new sustainability drive which will see the University become ‘plastic-free’ by 2020.Pictured at the announcement in DCU was (left) Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU Minister for Communications, Climate Action & the Environment, Mr Denis Naughten TD and Samantha Fahy Sustainabilty Manager DCU (centre) .DCU has identified a range of single-use, disposable plastic items to be eliminated due to their detrimental impact on the environment. Implementation begins today, as part of DCU’s Green Campus Week, with plastic cups and glasses being withdrawn from all campuses with immediate effect. The initiatives are the result of common drive by the University and its Students’ Union to create a more sustainable campus environment.
Takeaway coffee cups, single-use plastic takeaway containers, takeaway cutlery, straws and single-use plastic bags will be eliminated by September 2018, with plastic water and soft drink bottles completely phased out by 2020.
Minister for Communications, Climate Action & the Environment, Mr Denis Naughten TD joined with the President and DCU Students’ Union to launch the plastic-free drive.
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