Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (32, 34)

Brian Stanley

Ceist:

32. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if consideration has been given to examining the franchise model for household waste collection to replace the side by side competition model. [3355/19]

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Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

34. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the development of an independent waste regulator; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3368/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 32 and 34 together.

A review of "A Resource Opportunity - Waste Management Policy in Ireland " will be initiated in 2019. 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 policy instruments and tools.