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Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

​​​The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy fulfils our commitment in the Programme for Government to publish and start implementing a new National Waste Action Plan. This new national waste policy will inform and give direction to waste planning and management in Ireland over the coming years. It will be followed later this year by an All of Government Circular Economy Strategy.

The previous national waste policy, A Resource Opportunity – Waste Management in Ireland​, drove delivery on national targets under EU legislation, but the Irish and international waste context has changed in the years since its launch. The need to embed climate action in all strands of public policy aligns with the goals of the European Green Deal.

The policy document shifts focus away from waste disposal and moves it back up the production chain. To support the policy, regulation is already being used (Circular Economy Legislative Package) or in the pipeline (Single Use Plastics Directive).The policy document contains over 200 measures across various waste areas including Circular Economy, Municipal Waste, Consumer Protection & Citizen Engagement, Plastics and Packaging, Construction and Demolition, Textiles, Green Public Procurement and Waste Enforcement.

We have also put together an easy to digest infographic of the key actions and targets in the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy.

Publication Documents

 

 

Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economyhttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/publications/Documents/55/Waste_Action_Plan_for_a_Circular_Economy.pdfWaste Action Plan for a Circular Economy03/09/2020 23:00:00pdf3910650
Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy Infographichttps://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/publications/Documents/55/Waste_Action_Plan_for_a_Circular_Economy_Infographic.pdfWaste Action Plan for a Circular Economy Infographic03/09/2020 23:00:00pdf1399730