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Consultation on the Waste Management Plan for Northern Ireland

Consultation on the Waste Management Plan for Northern Ireland


The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs is seeking views on a draft Waste Management Plan for Northern Ireland (WMPNI). There are waste management policies in Northern Ireland which taken together deliver the objectives of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008 (rWFD): to protect the environment and human health by preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste and by reducing overall impacts of resource use and improving the efficiency of such use.

It is not, therefore, the intention of the WMPNI to introduce new policies or to change how waste is managed in Northern Ireland. It’s core aim is to bring current waste management policies under the umbrella of one national plan. Views are sought on whether the WMPNI – when combined with waste planning policy will fulfil the obligations of the rWFD, especially Article 28 (mandatory requirements), as far as Northern Ireland is concerned.

This consultation will close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Read the full consultation and how to respond

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