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Hazardous waste is generated by all sectors of Irish society, from large industry, healthcare to small businesses, households and farms.

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The World Health Organization estimate that global production of chemicals will almost quadruple by 2050 when compared to 2010 production levels.

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EPA calls for urgent measures to tackle packaging waste

Date released: September 12, 2022

The EPA has today published its latest figures on packaging waste in Ireland.

EPA calls for urgent action to address Ireland’s rising waste volumes and falling recycling rates

Date released: December 02, 2021

Waste generation in Ireland continues to rise while recycling rates are falling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Waste Statistics Summary Report for 2019 (insert link), which publishes the most recent official data on waste generation and management in Ireland. The report reveals some worrying trends.

More packaging waste, falling recycling rates for plastic and a heavy reliance on export mean that Ireland is missing opportunities to foster a circular economy.

Date released: September 09, 2021

The EPA has today published its latest figures on packaging waste in Ireland. They indicate that Ireland generated over 1.1 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2019, up 11 per cent on 2018.

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Packaging waste in Ireland in 2019

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Overview of packaging waste in Ireland in 2019