Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1547)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1547. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the funding provided in 2019 for the anti-dumping initiative. [36706/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

In recognition of the impact of illegal dumping on communities across the country, my Department developed the Anti-Dumping Initiative (ADI) to identify high risk or problem areas, develop appropriate enforcement responses and carry out clean-up operations in partnership with local authorities and community organisations. My Department has provided funding of €1.2 million and €1.8 million to the ADI in 2017 and 2018 respectively. A further allocation of €3 million is being made available this year which will support over 280 projects across the country.

Details of this year’s allocations and the projects funded by the ADI in 2017 and 2018, can be accessed on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/topics/waste/enforcement/anti-dumping-initiative/Pages/AntiDumpingInitiative.aspx