RESTRICTION ON THE USE OF ‘SINGLE USE PLASTIC’ AT PÁIRC MHÍC SIOGHAIR
Sigersons GAA want to tackle our plastic litter problem. Many of you will be aware that a huge amount of plastic water bottles and general litter are being left behind after practices and matches. Littering is damaging our beautiful natural environment and killing local wildlife.
As a club, we want to make a positive impact by tackling this plastic pollution problem. Our young people look to us for guidance and we would like to lead by example. To help with this, the Green Club Committee will be developing greater awareness of the plastic pollution problem and what we can do to be part of the solution. We hope this will influence positive changes that reduce Sigersons GAA plastic footprint.
Plastic is not all bad! It is our misuse of plastic that’s the problem. We pointlessly use plastics every day. Most of it is thrown away within just a few minutes of use. Many plastics end up in landfills or in the environment and can take up to a thousand years to break down. Our misuse of plastic is crippling our environment, killing wildlife, and damaging our health. It’s up to every business, every organisation, every school, every individual to tackle and find ways to reduce our use of pointless plastic.
Sigersons GAA club committee have decided to restrict the use of single use plastic. This will be phased into the club with the intention that by 1 June all members will bring reusable sports bottles to the club. As a valued member, we ask that you lead by example and ensure you use a reusable bottle also.
Keep an eye out for future social media posts that we will be sharing through our Facebook. We look forward to seeing a reduction in plastic litter with your help.
Liam SweeneyClub ChairmanCiaran McLaughlinGreen Club OfficerMark WalshTackling Single Use Plastics