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A Resource Opportunity – Waste management policy in Ireland July 2012

​The policy is predicated on the EU waste hierarchy and encompasses a range of measures across all 5 tiers namely, prevention and minimisation, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal. it sets out how the higher tiers can reduce our reliance on finite resources, virtually eliminate our reliance on landfill and minimise the impact on our environment. The policy recognises the importance of waste as an energy resource opportunity in terms of recovery, and the need to develop efficient ways to harness that resource. the introduction of household food waste regulations in driving the rollout of the "brown bin" will for example assist in the diversion of food waste towards more productive uses, such as the production of compost and the generation of electricity through anaerobic digestion.

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A resource opportunity – Waste management policy in Ireland July 2012https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/publications/Documents/46/A Resource Opportunity- Waste Management Policy in Ireland.compressed.pdfA resource opportunity – Waste management policy in Ireland July 201230/06/2012 23:00:00pdf341122