A Strategy For Developing Recycling Markets In Ireland

Final Report - ERTDI Report 7 - Coakley et al

Summary: Report developed as part of the medium-scale project: Assessment and Evaluation of Outlets for Materials that can be Recovered from Municipal Waste (2000-MS-8-M1).

Published: 2002


Pages: 156

Filesize: 485KB

Format: pdf

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Executive Summary

Ireland's current performance regarding the reuse and recycling of waste, in particular household waste, leaves a great deal of room for improvement. Furthermore, recent trends show that current growth rates in the quantity of arisings greatly outstrip the growth rates in the quantity of amounts recycled.

These increases in arisings in turn have created a greater dependence on the use of landfill, which is currently the only disposal option in Ireland for material that has not been recovered.

This study aimed to identify, assess and evaluate existing and potential outlets for materials that can be recovered (for reuse or recycling) from municipal waste, both in Ireland and abroad.

Full executive summary in report.