Household waste falls behind

The rate of recycling increased in Ireland in 2005, but the country has failed to address the problems associated with household waste and continues to rely heavily on landfill.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
20th January, 2007

The rate of recycling increased in Ireland in 2005, but the country has failed to address the problems associated with household waste and continues to rely heavily on landfill.

Despite this, Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment, hailed the recent report from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as proof that the country’s economic growth was not being matched by rising waste levels.

Although the report noted that progress diverting biodegradable waste from landfill -...

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