Northern Ireland launches waste trade body

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L-R: Joseph Doherty of Re-Gen Waste, Owen Lyttle of DEARA, Glyn Roberts and Allison Townley of Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Northern Ireland’s first trade body for waste, recycling and resource sector has been launched.

Recycle NI will represents views from across the sector including member businesses, policy makers, the media and other stakeholders.

The body has set a series of aims including demonstrating best practice, educating the supply chain on the value of recovered material and working with relevant bodies to eliminate waste crime.

Its policy priorities are improving infrastructure for better resource management, improving understanding of funding and hazardous waste policy and assisting in developing planning policy around recycling and waste management

Glyn Roberts of the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has been appointed as the independent chair of the new body, which will be rotated.

Speaking at the group’s launch in Stormont, he said: “Recycle NI will have a strong policy focus, and we will ensure that we will bring solutions to the Government rather than problems.

“We believe that achieving high-quality recycling outcomes and meeting the requirements of the circular economy (CE) is the responsibility of all players in the supply chain, including the consumer."


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