CRNI’s response to the Public Consultation on the Proposed Introduction of New Environmental Levies broadly supports the proposed measures, which will contribute to supporting reuse and recycling through directly incentivising reusable cups, bags and containers, and also providing a disincentive to recovery and disposal. We also propose that measures are required to properly enforce the existing landfill levy in order to promote recycling.

The introduction or use of environmental levies aligns with the revised Waste Framework Directive Article 4.3 requirement for Member States to “make use of economic instruments … for application of the waste hierarchy”. As noted above, an important barrier to reuse is competition with new products whose cost is not reflective of environmental or social externalities. Levies and other instruments help to create a level cost playing field for these products and encourage behavioural change.

The response can be accessed here.

  • December 20, 2019

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.