Waste Summit: Call for local authorities to be granted increased powers

Alison Fanagan, co-head of environmental and planning at law firm A&L Goodbody outlines issues in the waste sector

10th November, 2013
Alison Fanagan, A&L Goodbody.

Ireland continues to develop its waste infrastructure in challenging economic times. The country's reliance on landfill is declining due to better pre-treatment, higher rates of recovery, and the increased cost as a result of the landfill levy escalation.

This diversion of waste away from landfill is crucial to Ireland's compliance with the targets set by the EU Landfill Directive. It is also consistent with the need, mandated by the EU Framework Waste Directive, to push...

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