No more paper cups for Kildare councillors as new eco friendly mug is launched

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No more paper cups for Kildare councillors as new eco friendly mug is launched

The new KCC plastic mug

Kildare County Council can never be accused of having no mugs at its headquarters.

At its March 26 monthly meeting it emerged that new red coloured mugs have been made available to members and staff as part of a recycling initiative.

In addition, following a proposal by Cllr Sorcha O'Neill, members were told that the Council was supporting the Recycling Ambassadors Program by Voice Ireland and Repak, aimed at improving Ireland's recycling rates.

Mayor, Martin Miley, told the meeting. “No more paper cups. They damage the environment and you can see them on the side of the road.”

The red mug was introduced to members. “We all have a cup,” he said.

One member asked if there was any other colour on the new plastic mug.

Another mentioned the Liverpool club colours, but the Mayor said he thought it was the Manchester United colours.

Director of Services, Joe Boland, described Cllr O'Neill's motion as “very worthwhile” and that it was “already being progressed” in conjunction with Leixlip and Celbridge Tidy Town Groups. Other groups will be added later.