Disposable cups, plates and cutlery to be banned from public service buildings

Eamon Ryan says new mandate will ensure that all government and main state agencies “play their part”.

  • May 16, 2023
The mandate would not apply to clinical and healthcare environments. Picture: Getty

Disposable cups, plates and cutlery will be banned from most public service buildings under a new public sector mandate agreed by Cabinet aimed at halving emissions by 2030.

The mandate set out a range of actions the public sector would take, including promoting the use of bicycles and shared mobility options, phasing out the use of parking in buildings that had access to good public transport, and procuring only zero-emission vehicles where possible.

The mandate ...