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If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now

The EPA has sought to remind people to take part in the public consultation on a new waste management plan before the deadline next month.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency (EPA) has sought to remind the public to take part in the public consultation on the proposed revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan before the deadline next month.

The proposed revised plan sets out the priorities to be pursued over the next six years and beyond to improve the management of Ireland’s hazardous waste.

Dr Jonathan Derham, Programme Manager at the EPA said “good progress” has been made in relation to hazardous waste management, particularly in the area of waste prevention initiatives established under the national programme.

As well as further prevention, significant progress is needed in key areas such as the collection and correct treatment of hazardous waste from households and small businesses, the regulation of legacy issues, and the improvement of Ireland’s self-sufficiency in hazardous waste management where this is strategically advisable and technically and economically feasible.

He said the EPA wants to encourage people to engage in the consultation phase that will help towards improving the country’s management of hazardous waste.

The plan can be viewed here on the EPA website and submissions can be made by post or email to hazardouswaste@epa.ie by Monday 23 December 2013.

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