8 – Waste Actions in a Circular Economy

Source: Feasta

Following are my responses to the questions raised by the department for consideration as part of the final meeting:

What are the top 3 waste management policy initiatives required to support a transition to a Circular Economy in Ireland?

The policy initiatives needed to achieve a circular economy are not related to waste management. They cannot be. There cannot be both waste and a circular economy. That said there are distinct policies that are needed to move towards a circular economy, outlined as follows:

1 – Charge appropriately for goods and services, so that the cost of repairing the damage