International Review of Waste Management Policy

A&L Goodbody: Critique of International Review of Waste Policy Legal Review

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A&L Goodbody: International Review of Waste Management Policy: Legal Issues arising from the Summary Report issued to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

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CEWEP Ireland makes a submission to the the International Review of Waste Management Policy on Residual Waste Management

CEWEP Ireland welcomes the development of advanced mechanical biological treatment (MBT) as part of an integrated waste management system and believes that it has a role to play in meeting the Landfill Directive targets. However, CEWEP Ireland is concerned by the number of policy instruments proposed prior to the outcome of this international review that could prioritise MBT and in some cases, landfill, at the expense of waste-to-energy. There is insufficient environmental or other evidence to support discriminating between MBT and waste-to-energy. Therefore, MBT and waste-toenergy should be treated equally as alternative technologies to landfill.

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CEWEP Ireland makes a submission to the the International Review of Waste Management Policy on Waste Recycling and Composting


CEWEP Ireland supports waste management options that are high in the waste hierarchy and believes more can be done in Ireland to incentivise recycling and composting, including limiting the amount of biological municipal waste that can be directed to landfill. However, as recent events have made extremely clear, recycling and composting cannot provide a solution to all circumstances. The Confederation considers that Reivew should include all relevant policy areas, including agriculture, climate change and energy efficiency, and invite them to make submissions in relation to the International Waste Management Policy Review.

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CEWEP Ireland makes a submission to the the International Review of Waste Management Policy on Waste Prevention and Re-use

CEWEP Ireland welcomes this opportunity to comment on the first part of the international waste policy review, covering waste prevention and re-use. Experience in Europe has shown that waste-to-energy facilities can positively impact on waste prevention or reuse activities. This is because they are designed in line with long term waste forecasts that include waste prevention and reuse targets. Waste-to-energy facilities can assist Member States in meeting ambitious EU and national landfill diversion targets.

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Fichtner Review December 2009

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Ireland (the Department) has commissioned and received an international review of Waste Management Policy (the Review), the study being undertaken by a consortium led by Eunomia Research & Consulting. The review undertaken on behalf of the Department covers a lot of valuable and interesting ground, cites many useful references and presents the outcome of some detailed analyses comparing the performance of various alternative residual waste treatment technologies. 

The Confederation of European Waste to Energy Plants (CEWEP) has asked Fichtner to briefly comment on the Summary report, particularly where the report seeks to influence the thinking of the reader with respect to the application of incineration as a residual waste treatment option. This brief response therefore focuses mainly on those parts of the summary in which incineration is featured and, of necessity, is of a qualitative rather than quantitative nature.

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CEWEP Ireland expressed its concerns regarding the Irish Government Waste Policy Review

CEWEP is taking a keen interest in the intended Irish Government Waste Policy Review and would hope that this review will be balanced, credible and undertaken without controversy. CEWEP has written to the Government on this topic.

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