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Recycling Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (192, 193)

Alan Farrell

Ceist:

192. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the details of the total recycling in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29818/21]

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Alan Farrell

Ceist:

193. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount of waste incinerated in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29819/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 192 and 193 together.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the collation of national waste data and reports annually on Ireland’s performance against the targets set out in EU and national legislation.  Reports indicate Ireland is achieving or is on course to achieve all our EU waste targets. Further information is available at https://www.epa.ie/our-services/monitoring--assessment/waste/national-waste-statistics/municipal/

The Government wants to build on this strong performance. Minister Ryan launched a Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy in September 2020. This represents a step change in our approach to waste in Ireland, as it shifts the focus away from management to a fuller reconsideration of how we use resources and materials.  The measures in the Plan are intended to minimise the amount of waste generated, eliminating waste before it can be created and diverting as much as possible to beneficial reuse or recovery and will help us deliver on our national targets.

Question No. 193 answered with Question No. 192.
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