This is Part 4 of the input into the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment’s Waste Advisory Group consultation process on the circular economy by Feasta member Féidhlim Harty.
This discussion meeting wasn’t the most interesting one for me. The conversation was about how the waste management market is currently organised. From the framework of a waste generating society I’m sure that this is an important discussion, however what is needed is a full dismantling of “waste collection” and the creation of networks to reutilise resources in the form of everything from returnable bottles, to furniture, to scrap metals for recycling. The latter, arguably more essential discussion, was not what the meeting was about.
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