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Saintfield Estate, Saintfield – Woodland Management

Sunday 5th February
Saintfield Estate
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Lough Neagh Connections Symposium

Wednesday 15th February
The Marina Centre, Ballyronan
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LIFE Information Day 2017

Friday 17th February
Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin
Free

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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning

Sunday 19th February
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning
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An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

Thursday 23rd February
Arts Resource Centre, 7 Donegall St Place, Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FN
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Plastic bag levy from 2013 30 January 2012

A plastic bag levy will come into force in Northern Ireland from April 2013.  The levy, which applies to single use bags, will introduce a 5 pence charge, which will rise to 10 pence in April 2014.

There would be no charge for multi–use bags in 2013 – but they will cost 10 pence from 2014.

The minister said 10 civil service jobs would be relocated to Londonderry to administer the levy.

Authorities in the Republic of Ireland estimate that, following the introduction of the charge there, consumption of plastic bags fell by 90% from initial consumption on 1.2 billion bags per year or around 328 per person.  The charge has also raised over 173 million euros for the exchequer in the Republic.

Approximately 200 million bags are currently used in Northern Ireland every year.

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