Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1207)

Dara Calleary


1207. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will adopt the key recommendations of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission report published 28 September 2018 to establish an economic regulator for household waste collection; if he will consider its functions to include economic licensing, data collection and analysis, market design and consumer protection; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18440/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

A review of "A Resource Opportunity - Waste Management Policy in Ireland" will be initiated this year. This review process will take account of a number of initiatives, such as the European Circular Economy waste and plastics legislation framework and the reports from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Price Monitoring Group. This process will inform the development of future national waste management policy, including our environmental goals, regulatory and market structures, and relevant policy instruments and tools.