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Ryan delighted as new target set to reduce waste by 300k tonnes over six years

Ireland produces 13 million tonnes of garbage annually; a significant new report on waste management has set a goal to reduce that amount by 300,000 tonnes over the next six years, reports RTE.

But in order to make the decrease, the State will need to invest an extra €40 million.

The first Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy 2024–2030 in the nation is a national strategy that will take the place of regional waste management plans currently in place across provincial and local regional authorities. It emphasises more recycling, reusing, and repair practices along with waste prevention.

The strategy, which was unveiled in Limerick City, lays out many important goals to address the major waste issues that are expected to arise over the next ten years.

Regional Waste Co-Ordinator for the Connacht-Ulster area Kevin Swift said: “As a nation we’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of waste generated each year and it’s having a dramatic impact on our environment, our climate and our natural resources,” reports RTE.

“We urgently need a new approach, and this plan provides a roadmap for how we can produce less waste and become more circular by repairing, reusing and recycling more,” he said, reports RTE.

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