Discussion Paper

Feasta input into the Irish Circular Economy Waste Advisory Group process

Feidhlim Harty, Feasta's representative on this group, was encouraged by widespread acceptance by the organisers and participants of the importance of the circular economy and the ecological improvements that it promises. However, he also felt that there was insufficient realisation that we simply cannot build a circular economy on a foundation of fossil fuels.

2 – Plastics and Packaging Waste

This is Part 2 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.

Following are my responses to the questions raised by the department for consideration as part of the second meeting:

For the manufacturing/retail sector:

What role can you play in producing viable reusable food containers for on the go consumption?

Rather than limiting ourselves to reusable containers, edible food containers are an obvious choice for any on-the-go food items. Ice cream cones, sandwiches and wraps are all designed to be used …

1 – Citizen Engagement in the Circular Economy

This is Part 1 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.

Following are my responses to the questions raised by the department (in italics below) for consideration as part of the first meeting:

Transition to a circular economy will require action from all sectors of society. Members of the Advisory Group are influential representatives of a wide variety of interests and sectors. What role can you and/or your organisation play in engaging citizens in the roll-out of a Waste Action Plan