Waste Policy Tracker

Ahead of the development of a new Waste Strategy the DAERA has published a Waste policy tracker to act as a ‘one stop shop’ for stakeholders and members of the public to stay informed of the department’s ongoing waste policy development. A summary of the tracker alongside a list of related live or recently closed consultations can be viewed on this webpage.

The full policy tracker is also available to download at DAERA Waste Policy Tracker | daera-ni.gov.uk.
Going forward the tracker will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Waste Policy Summary Timeline


Policy Tracker
Policy tracker September 2023

List of Waste Related Consultations


Active or recently closed consultations
Active: Consultation on the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024 - Closes 09 October 2023. Link
Consultation on Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme, including a Call for Evidence on expanding the scope of the Scheme to include waste incineration and energy from waste - closed on 17 June 2022. Government response published on 03 July 2023. Link
Reforms to the Packaging Waste Recycling Note (PRN) and Packaging Waste Export Recycling Note (PERN) Systems and Operator Approval Consultation – closed 21 May 2022. Link
Mandatory digital waste tracking consultation - closed 15 April 2022. Link
Responses to Mandatory digital waste tracking consultation - published 15 December 2022 Link
Landfill Tax Review: call for evidence – closed on 22 February and ran by HM Treasury Link
Consultation for the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Beverage Cups and Food Containers – Closed 14 January 2022 Link
Consultation on the assessment of technical competence under the NI Waste Management Licensing and Permitting Regime – closed 10 January 2022 Link
Packaging waste: introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility – closed 04 June 2021 Link
Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - closed 04 June 2021. Government response published in January 2023 Link  
Government response to Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland published in January 2023 Link
Consultation on Northern Ireland's 2030 & 2040 Emissions Reduction Targets & First Three Carbon Budgets & Seeking views on Climate Change Committee (CCC) Advice Report: The path to a Net Zero Northern Ireland Link


Waste Strategy team - wslpr@daera-ni.gov.uk

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