Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) was established in 2004 and is led by the EPA. Its mission is to prevent waste and drive the circular economy. The NWPP focuses on national level strategic programmes with high visibility, impact and influence. The desired outcome is to mobilise individuals, businesses and the public sector to realise the economic and environmental opportunities presented by increased circularity.
Resources and raw materials are a priority area of the circular economy
Construction & demolition is a circular economy priority area
The EPA supports the public sector in leading by example
Consultation of Ireland's Circular Economy Programme 2021-2027
Proposal to replace the National Waste Prevention Programme
How much food do we waste in Ireland?
Prepared March 2021; this document is intended to provide a snapshot on the nature and extent of food waste in Ireland based on currently available information and may subsequently be amended as new information comes available.
Date released: June 17, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launches its €625,000 funding opportunity for Irish enterprises to innovate, demonstrate and implement circular economy approaches in their business models.
Date released: April 21, 2021
A video that creatively examines the environmental life cycle of disposable face masks has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition.
Date released: January 13, 2021
The EPA today launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition aimed at secondary school students, which seeks to empower young people to make environmentally conscious decisions about their everyday ‘stuff’ and activities.