Oireachtas publishes Circular Economy Bill recommendations
CIRCULÉIRE was heard during the bill discussion in Oireachtas on October 21st
On the 16th December 2021, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action published its recommendations for the Circular Economy Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.
The Committee invited a broad range of stakeholder’s to give written evidence (see Appendix 3) and verbal evidence on the General Scheme, which CIRCULÉIRE participated on 21st October in Leinster House.
“The Government’s ambition to transition to a circular economy and ambition to become a leader in Europe by 2030 is matched by the willingness of industry to engage in the transformation journey. Our members in CIRCULÉIRE welcome the development of a supportive and enabling environment to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Ireland”, highlighted Dr. Geraldine Brennan during the session.
According to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, following consideration of the recommendations of the Committee, the Minister intends to proceed with the publication of the Bill early in 2022.
CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and three strategic partners: the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. Together with industry partners CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models.
Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.