Waste Prevention Programme for Northern Ireland 2019

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Consultation opened on 22 January 2020. Closing date 18 March 2020 at 17:00.

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the Waste Prevention Programme for Northern Ireland 2019, aimed at maintaining a downward trend in waste arisings, which in turn will have a significant impact on meeting EU landfill diversion targets. The programme is also aimed at supporting and promoting resource efficiency and the sustainable use of resources in Northern Ireland, whilst ensuring a shift towards a more circular economy.

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Consultation description

The Department of Environment prepared the first Waste Prevention Programme for Northern Ireland – ‘The Road to Zero Waste’ by December 2013.  This was required by Article 29 of the Waste Framework Directive [2008/98/EC]. Thirteen waste prevention actions were proposed that have either been implemented or are ongoing.  This programme then, aims to build on the “Road to Zero Waste” programme and continue to maintain the downward trend in waste arisings by decoupling economic growth from the environmental impacts associated with waste generation.  The actions in this updated programme cover a number of key objectives including;

  • stimulating a culture of resource efficiency in all organisations,
  • encouraging re-use and repair of products,
  • developing and supporting information and awareness campaigns,
  • improving producer responsibility schemes,
  • encouraging less waste generation.

We welcome your views and comments on the plans to help develop proposals for future support arrangements. 

The closing date for this consultation is Wednesday 18th March 2020.  You can respond via email at wpp@daera-ni.gov.uk or by post to the address below:

Single Use Plastics, Waste Recycling and Waste Prevention Team

Environmental Policy Division
Ballykelly House
111 Ballykelly Road
Ballykelly
Limavady
BT49 9HF

 

Ways to respond

Email -
wpp@daera-ni.gov.uk
Write to -
Single Use Plastics, Waste Recycling and Waste Prevention Team
Environmental Policy Division
Ballykelly House
111 Ballykelly Road
Ballykelly
Limavady
BT49 9HF

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