The Circular Economy in Ireland

Ireland is at a turning point for the transition to a circular economy. The 2022 Whole of Government Circular Economy Strategy provides the policy framework for the circular economy in the country, and the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill is expected to strengthen waste and circular economy legislation. Nevertheless, with a circularity material use rate of 2% in 2020, Ireland shows significant scope for progress. The report analyses the state of play and challenges of the circular transition in Ireland and provides policy recommendations for circular economy policy across levels of government. It is the result of a two-year policy dialogue between the OECD, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, as well as a broad range of public, private and civil society stakeholders.

Available from April 12, 2022

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Socio-economic and environmental drivers of the circular economy in Ireland
Towards the circular economy in Ireland
The 3Ps framework for a transition to a circular economy: People, policies and places
Governance challenges to the transition to a circular economy
Policy recommendations and actions for a circular economy in Ireland
List of stakeholders consulted during the policy dialogue
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