Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: 21st July 2022

Amends: New Legislation

Mini Summary

This Act lays down the foundations of a circular economy in Ireland and makes several provisions to facilitate the transition towards this model. There are no direct compliance duties for organisations under the Act; however, secondary legislation may be applicable.



This Act 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.


Various duties apply.


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