The EMWR Waste Management Plan
Waste Management Plan for the Eastern-Midlands Region 2015 - 2021
The Waste Management Plan for the Eastern-Midlands Region is the framework for the prevention and management of wastes in a safe and sustainable manner. The scope of the waste plan is broad and ultimately it needs to provide policy direction, setting out what we want to achieve and a roadmap of actions to get us there. The waste management plan is a statutory document prepared by the local authorities of the region and it covers the period from 2015 to 2021, after which time it will be revised or replaced.
Campaigns and Projects
As part of our work in the EMWRO, we run and support a range of Waste Prevention and Resource Efficiency awareness campaigns and research projects. Here, you can find details and accounts of the various campaigns and projects in which we have an involvement. We are always keen to explore research and awareness projects on Waste Prevention, Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in partnership with other organisations.
Waste legislation and policy in Ireland is drawn almost completely from EU law. Generally speaking, EU law has supremacy over the national law. However, EU waste law is set out in broad framework pieces of legislation which stipulate the aims and objectives to be achieved, but the government has a good deal of leeway in terms of how the legislation will be implemented. While the responsibility for transposing EU directives and regulations into national law lies with the government, much of the responsibility for implementation of waste legislation lies with local government.
The links in this section of our web site include those for EU Directives and Regulations as well as policy documents from the Irish government. This will help you navigate the various strands of waste legislation used in Ireland.
Annual Report 2016/17
Annual Report 2015/16
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