Ireland’s throwaway culture generating increasing levels of waste, EPA finds

Irish Times | Sep 16, 2020 at 7:46 PM
  • Ireland continues to be a throwaway society and depends heavily on incineration, while recycling of some waste categories has peaked.
  • Levels of municipal waste generation continue to be closely linked to high consumption levels and a single-use culture, confirms the report for 2018 – the most recent official data on waste generation and management.
  • EPA senior scientist Dr Tara Higgins welcomed concrete measures to address Ireland’s stagnating recycling rates and continuing high levels of waste generation in the Government’s new Waste and Circular Economy Action Plan.