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PLASTICS: Attitudes and behaviours in Ireland 2019-2021 infographic

Year: 2022

This infographic displays the key findings of the published report "PLASTICS: Attitudes and behaviours in Ireland 2019-2021". Plastics is a priority area of the EPA-led Circular Economy Programme. One of the ways the programme works is through providing data and evidence, building knowledge and informing policy. To provide baseline information on the Irish public’s behaviours & attitudes to plastic and plastic waste, the EPA commissioned Behaviour & Attitudes (‘B&A’) to conduct online surveys of nationally representative samples of adults aged 16+ and report on the findings.

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EPA Circular Economy Conference 2022

Year: 2022

The EPA’s Circular Economy Conference will take place at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, and online on 22 September. The programme is being finalised but we can reveal some of the great topics and organisations that we will have at this year's conference. The programme consists of four sessions: • Setting the scene - featuring EPA DG Laura Burke, Minister Ossian Smyth and representatives from government departments implementing circular economy policy; • Measurement Matters – with presentations on indicators for circular economy, food waste statistics and food waste measurement, featuring Irish and European speakers including the OECD and Finnish Environment Institute SKYE; • Regulation for Circularity – including an EU perspective on end of waste, an EPA presentation on developing national criteria for construction-based materials and an Irish case study on end of waste for plastics; • Circular Solutions - where we will hear from organisations implementing circular economy business models

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PLASTICS: Attitudes and behaviours in Ireland 2019 - 2021

Year: 2022

Plastics is a priority area of the EPA-led Circular Economy Programme. One of the ways the programme works is through providing data and evidence, building knowledge and informing policy. To provide baseline information on the Irish public’s behaviours & attitudes to plastic and plastic waste, the EPA commissioned Behaviour & Attitudes (‘B&A’) to conduct online surveys of nationally representative samples of adults aged 16+ and report on the findings.

Green Enterprise Innovation for a Circular Economy 2022 budget webinar

Year: 2022

Budget information for potential applicants for Green Enterprise funding

Green Enterprise Innovation for a Circular Economy 2022 webinar

Year: 2022

General information for potential Green Enterprise Grant applicants

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Nature and Extent of Food Waste in Ireland

Year: 2022

Prepared May 2022, this document is intended to provide a snapshot on the nature and extent of food waste in Ireland based on currently available information.

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Green Public Procurement: Monitoring and Reporting by Government Departments

2020 Reference Year , April 2022

Year: 2022

This is the first report on GPP activity by Government Departments, collating and analysing data for the year 2020. The report presents an overview of the process, monitoring and reporting requirements, data collected and a summary of the findings.

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Green Public Procurement for suppliers

Year: 2022

This training presentation follows on from the introductory Green Public Procurement video and provides more detailed information for suppliers of goods and services to the public sector in Ireland. Its purpose is to provide all suppliers with background information, advice and practical tips on Green Public Procurement. An animated PowerPoint version of the presentation is also available below.

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National Hazardous Waste Management Plan 2021 - 2027

Year: 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency has prepared this National Hazardous Waste Management Plan (NWHMP) for the Republic of Ireland covering a six-year period from 2021 to 2027. It sets out the priorities to be pursued over the next six years and beyond to improve the prevention and management of hazardous waste. The purpose of this plan is to protect the environment and human health in Ireland through best-practice management of hazardous wastes.

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The Circular Economy Programme Leaflet 2021

The Driving Force for Ireland's Move to a Circular Economy, December 2021

Year: 2021

Summary of The Circular Economy Programme 2021 to 2027

Circular Economy Programme 2021-2027

The Circular Economy Programme 2021-2027

The Driving Force for Ireland's Move to a Circular Economy, December 2021

Year: 2021

Ireland’s Circular Economy Programme (2021 to 2027) is the driving force for Ireland's move to a circular economy. The vision for the Programme, which is led by the EPA, is an Ireland where the circular economy ensures that everyone uses less resources and prevents waste to achieve sustainable economic growth.

Single Use Plastic Packaging Remoulded into Pallets

Year: 2021

This project showcased the potential of plastics pallet production in a circular economy using mixed plastic waste and demonstrating a prototype, mould and manufacture test.

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Best practice guidelines for the preparation of resource & waste management plans for construction & demolition projects

Year: 2021

The purpose of the guidelines is to provide a practical approach which is informed by best practice in the prevention and management of C&D wastes and resources from design through to construction and deconstruction.

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National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2020

Year: 2021

Overview of progress made on waste prevention projects during 2020

Nature and Extent of Post-Consumer Textiles in Ireland

Nature and Extent of Post-Consumer Textiles in Ireland

Study Report, November 2021

Year: 2021

To address an identified knowledge gap and inform national policy, the EPA commissioned a study to determine the nature and extent of post-consumer textiles in Ireland. This report provides the findings and recommendations from this study to inform future consultations and measures to improve circularity in textiles in Ireland.

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Green Public Procurement

Guidance for the Public Sector, September 2021

Year: 2021

This guidance and accompanying criteria support the inclusion of sustainable and green practices into public sector procurement procedures. They are aimed primarily at public sector procurers in central and local government, state agencies and other public bodies such as universities, hospitals and schools. They are also relevant for utility sector procurers and may be of interest to private companies whether they are responding to tenders or applying green criteria in their own procurement.

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