The Government is to draft new legislation to implement a circular economy involving a radical change to production and consumption, limiting single use products and clamping down on littering and dumping, among other measures. The Bill will implement many of the actions in the Government’s Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy and the forthcoming Circular Economy Strategy, and will put that strategy on a statutory footing.

The full press release is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/65f5e-new-legislation-to-implement-a-circular-economy/

To read the General Scheme of the Circular Economy Bill 2021 see: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/89838-circular-economy-bill-2021/

To see the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy visit: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/4221c-waste-action-plan-for-a-circular-economy/