Ireland's Circular Economy Programme

Proposal to replace the National Waste Prevention Programme

Summary: In line with the measures proposed in the Waste Action Plan, the EPA is building on fifteen years of leadership on waste prevention to develop a national Circular Economy Programme. The draft programme is now open for consultation to seek views from stakeholders. It is available to download here, and submissions are invited through an online form – see link below.

Published: 2021

Pages: 13

Filesize: 1,047 KB

Format: pdf


Please provide your response using the online consultation response template available here: If this is not suitable for your purposes, written submissions can be sent to

Submissions must be received before 16:00 on 11th June 2021.

The new EPA Circular Economy Programme will be a driving force for Ireland’s move to a circular economy by businesses, householders and the public sector. Through the programme EPA will provide insights and data to support national circular economy policy and behavioural change campaigns. Early examples of this approach will be the development of target-driven roadmaps on Food Waste and Plastics to articulate sectoral actions required to achieve a national shift to circularity. The successful model of partnership working will also be continued and developed, with a new collaboration to grow Ireland’s reuse & repair culture.