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Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy Published

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Ireland will introduce ambitious new targets to tackle waste and move towards a circular economy under a new plan announced today by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan TD.

The plan includes halving Ireland's food waste by 2030, the introduction of a deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and cans, a ban on certain single use plastics from July 2021, and a levy on disposable cups. Other measures include applying green criteria and circular economy principles in all public procurement, requirements for extended producer responsibility schemes and a waste recovery levy to encourage recycling.

You can read the new Waste Action Plan here.

 

Posted on Friday, 4 September 2020  |  By ELVES
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