Public Consultation Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy
The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment are seeking views on the development of a new Waste Action Plan for Ireland as part of the move to a more Circular Economy where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and then recycled or reused at the end of their service life.
This consultation will enable Ireland to develop a new waste policy / circular economy plan to meet the emerging challenges and build on the targets set out in the Climate Action Plan.
Making a Submission
To help with making submissions, the waste policy paper is divided into themed areas with a number of questions at the end of each section. Please note you are not required to respond to all sections or questions. You can choose to respond only to the particular questions or sections that matter to you or to respond on issues of concern to you without answering the specific questions.
The Public Consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 21st February 2020.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
From the documents issued by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, WEEE Ireland have extracted information particularly related to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in a Circular Economy. For further details please click here
Explaining Public Consultation
Public consultation is a process that involves the public in providing their views and feedback on this plan. These views and feedback will be considered during the decision-making phase.
Underpinning effective consultation are two key assumptions.
The public is perfectly capable of making sense of complex issues.
Decision-makers are not necessarily expert on the issues for which they are deciding or debating.
The public are often referred to as stakeholders and they are individuals and organisations that are affected directly or indirectly by a plan or a decision. This includes those who have the ability to influence the decision, both positively and negatively. The public also includes people who simply have an interest in the plan and the Circular Economy in Ireland.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is an award-winning social enterprise providing recycling collection and drop off services for all types of waste electrical, electronic equipment (WEEE) and pure metal items.
During 2019 Recycle IT operated drop off and collection services to tens of thousands of homes, schools, charities and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of batteries, computers, cables, monitors, kettles, microwaves and screens.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development, Dormant Accounts Fund, Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.