Irish Government Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Single Use Plastics Ban

The reign of single-use plastics is coming to an end. Irish Government departments, public bodies and schools will see a total reduction in single-use plastic items. This will include cutlery, straws, plastic cups and plates. Basically, all the government departments will be banned for using any single-use plastic items. This is a huge step for Ireland’s commitment to environmental responsibility as the plight of single-use plastic is painfully evident making up 70% of waste in oceans and beaches.

The initiative is being spearheaded by the European Commission who proposed the ban which passed a European Parliment vote.  

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Burton spoke on the move “The government has approved a plan to stop purchasing single-use plastic, to cut waste in food and paper, to improve efficiency in the use of energy and water and to reshape procurement to choose sustainable options.” 

“I want to make Ireland a leader in responding to climate change, not a follower. That will require a significant step change across government.”

Eco-Friendly Products 

While the ban of single-use plastics is great news, what will all the canteens and offices use instead? The answer to that is compostable & biodegradable disposables.  We believe environmental sustainability to be the responsibility of every business and individual, and compostable & biodegradable catering disposables are the future.

Codex is ahead of the curve for environmentally conscious products, we have put together an environmentally responsible range of eco-friendly products to replace all single-use plastics items one might use for eating and drinking. 

The Eco-Friendly Product range covers everything you could need: from plates & cups to lunch boxes and cutlery that are all either compostable, biodegradable or fully recyclable. Also covered are everyday utensils that we wouldn’t even think of as harmful waste like straws, paper straws are a relatively new addition to the mainstream of catering consumables.  With this range, you can have a green canteen and be satisfied that your place of work is doing its part in reversing the damage single-use plastics have caused.

Codex eco catering catalogue and butterfly cup

The Eco-Friendly Product Range catalogue with the Butterfly Cup. Click here to download

A Codex Exclusive

You’ve never seen anything like this before, it’s truly one of a kind. It’s fully compostable meaning that it is composed of materials that will return itself back into the Earth and become apart of the eco-system. On top of its impressive green credentials, it has a unique anti-splash and drip design. You can sip away without fear of ruining your clothes with tea or coffee stains.