Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2024

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: 15th February 2024

Amends: Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022

Mini Summary

The Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022 came into force on 21st July 2022 and applies to Ireland only. It includes various provisions to enable Ireland’s transition to a circular economy.

A circular economy, in contrast with the standard ‘take-make-dispose’ linear economy, is a closed-loop system aimed at tackling global challenges such as biodiversity loss, waste, pollution and climate change, where the focus is on:

  • reducing the use of raw materials; and
  • eliminating waste by reusing, recycling, and refurbishing existing goods, products and materials.

Please note that this summary only covers the environmental parts of this legislation that are relevant for organisations.


There are no direct compliance duties for organisations under this Act, however secondary legislation may be applicable.



The following provisions came into force on 15th February 2024.

  • Sections 20 and 21 (Operation of CCTV for certain purposes, Codes of practice for purposes of sections 14A and 14B).
  • Section 23 (Admissibility of evidence obtained under section 14, 14A or 14B).
  • Section 32 (Operation of CCTV for certain purposes).
  • Sections 34 (Admissibility of evidence obtained under section 23A).

The sections that are brought into force have no relevance to environmental matters.

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