Waste Action Plan an important step towards a Circular Economy

September 04, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today noted the Government’s publication of a new Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy. 

Dr Neil Walker, Ibec Head of Infrastructure, said “This is an important step in the transition towards a more resilient and resource efficient economy. We look forward to engaging with the consultations that will follow from it. Businesses need to get ready for the transition to a  circular model as by doing so, they can achieve competitive advantage. 

“But it is important to understand that the environmental footprint of a product or service is largely determined at the design stage. Waste management is therefore best seen as a legacy issue from the linear economy model that has prevailed until recently.”