PN leadership contender policy statements (2): The Environment

Published: August 9, 2017 at 8:48pm

Put a 25 cents refundable levy on every plastic bottle, so that those who take a two-litre bottle to the beach will, instead of putting it in the bins or chucking it in the sand or into the sea, pack it up carefully, drive it to the supermarket and ask for their 25 cents.

And if they don’t, it doesn’t matter because children are like they were in the 1950s-1970s and will spend their days combing the beaches for bottles, incentivised by the prospect of a euro for four plastic bottles, and unhindered by their parents who let them roam about the streets like back in the good old days.

But never mind, because if the children don’t do it, there are always the beggars.