Please see below some useful reference documents on reuse, recycling and the social economy.
The European Commission’s Communication document outlining its action plan to support the transition towards a circular economy. Published 2015.Download
Ireland’s roadmap on moving away from an over dependence on landfill, by reducing waste and maximising the resources that we can recover from waste. Published 2012.Download
Ireland’s three regional plans are statutory documents required under the Waste Framework Directive, that set out the strategy, policies and actions for the prevention and management of wastes in a safe and sustainable manner. Published 2015.Download
The EPA’s guidance document to assist the public sector to implement and maintain procedures for green public procurement, including consideration of reuse elements. Published 2014.Download
A report prepared by WRAP and the Green Alliance to show the potential of the circular economy to deliver employment opportunities across a range of skills to the Northern Ireland economy. Published 2015.Download
Scotland’s first Circular Economy strategy demonstrating ambition and leadership in the area of reuse. Published 2016.Download
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