SDLP Ballyarnett Councillor Brian Tierney has made a proposal at Derry and Strabane District Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that water refill stations should be made available in council parks and venues to tackle single use plastics.
He said: “Over the course of the next 12 years, we have to take radical action to prevent climate breakdown and ensure that we leave our planet in a condition that will allow our children to thrive.
“In order to tackle climate change we need a complete culture shift from our reliance on fossil fuels, single use plastics and one passenger car journeys.
“I proposed at the Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that we should be facilitating that cultural shift by providing water refill stations in council parks and venues.
“This will reduce single use plastic waste in our district and make it easier for people to live healthier lifestyles.
“It’s an easy win for the environment and our health,” added Cllr Tierney.