Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 21st July 2022
Amends: New Legislation
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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