20 Oct 2021, 16.50

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 21 October, to resume pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Circular Economy Bill.

The meeting at 9.30am in Committee Room 2 of Leinster House will hear from Dr Geraldine Brennan, Head of Circular Economy at Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), on behalf of CIRCULÉIRE.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “This is our third meeting as part of our pre-legislative scrutiny of the Circular Economy Bill 2021, which proposes the necessary legislative basis for the transition an alternative to the existing economic model of production and consumption, which is economically and environmentally unsustainable.

“CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership involving Irish Manufacturing Research and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, the Environmental Protection Agency, EIT Climate-KIC and industry partners and aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models. The Committee looks forward to discussing the Heads of the Bill with Dr Brennan and hearing the views of CIRCULÉIRE on this important legislation.”

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meetings in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live on Oireachtas.ie.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

Media enquiries

Robert Kennedy-Cochrane
Houses of the Oireachtas
Communications Unit
Leinster House
Dublin 2
+353 1 618 4149
+353 85 8707436

robert.kennedy-cochrane@oireachtas.ie

pressoffice@oireachtas.ie
Twitter: @OireachtasNews

Committee membership

Deputies

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Green Party

People Before Profit-Solidarity

Social Democrats

Senators

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Green Party