Resource Efficiency and Waste: The Challenge for Ireland

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Resource Efficiency and Waste: The Challenge for Ireland

  1. 1. RESOURCE EFFICIENCY & WASTE: THE CHALLENGE FOR IRELANDDr Jonathan Derham SOE ConferenceResource Use UnitEnvironmental Protection Agency 27-6-2012, Dublin
  2. 2. National Waste Indicators SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  3. 3. Progress to EU targets Packaging Directive WEEE Directive End of Life Vehicles Landfill Directive Batteries Directive Waste Framework Directive SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  4. 4. Household Waste Generation European Ireland Average Average per person per person 444 kg 368 kg SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  5. 5. Municipal Waste Management100% 4% 20.0%90%80% 38% Incineration/70% Use as a Fuel 42.0%60% Recycled50%40% 58%30% 38.0% Landfilled20%10% 0% IRELAND EU 27 (EuroStat) SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  6. 6. Principal Sources of Waste in Ireland SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  7. 7. Economic Performance & Waste Generation 2,000,000 190,000 GNP per capita (M€ at constant market prices) 1,800,000 180,000 1,600,000 170,000 1,400,000 160,000 1,200,000 150,000t 1,000,000 140,000 Household Waste 800,000 130,000 Managed Commercial Waste 600,000 120,000 Managed Hazardous Waste 400,000 110,000 Generated 200,000 100,000 C+D Recovered & Disposed (÷10) 0 90,000 GNP (€ million) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  8. 8. Waste Generation Trends 160 150 140Index 2002 = 100 130 120 110 100 90 80 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Population Household Waste Personal Consumption SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  9. 9. Recovery Trends 900,000 180,000 800,000 170,000 160,000 GNP per capita (€ at constant market prices) 700,000 150,000 Household Waste 600,000 Recovered 140,000Tonnage 500,000 Commercial Waste 130,000 Recovered 400,000 120,000 GNP (€ million) 300,000 110,000 200,000 100,000 100,000 90,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin Year
  10. 10. Infrastructure & Collection No Merchant Hazardous Waste Incineration No Hazardous Waste Landfill Landfill Capacity 12 years at current rates 15 of current 28 MSW landfills will close in 3 years Merchant WtE capacity of 543,000tpa Biological Treatment 550,000 tpa One Civic Amenity Site per 43,000 population (107) 1,922 bring banks Cannot account for waste from over ¼ Million homes Only 1 on 3 houses on a collection scheme have a 3rd bin SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  11. 11. Sustainable Consumption & Production  - Disposed 3t 6t - Wasted 16t - Raw Materials Consumed Per Person in EU 27 SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  12. 12. Responses .1  LandfillLevy  Municipal Waste Pre-treatment obligations SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  13. 13. Policy Driving Behavioural Change – Landfill Levy & Diversion of BMWtonnes €2,500,000 35 30 EPA MSW Pre-2,000,000 treatment 25 Obligations &1,500,000 Food Waste 20 Regulations 151,000,000 10 MSW Disposed to 500,000 Landfill 5 BMW Disposed to Landfill EU BMW Limit 2010 0 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 EU BMW Limit 2013 Year EU BMW Limit 2016 SOE 2012 Landfill Levy Dublin 27-6-2012,
  14. 14. Responses .1  Landfill Levy  Municipal Waste Pre-treatment obligations  Compulsory commercial food waste bin  Producer Responsibility Schemes  Greater recovery of energy from non- recyclable residual waste  Private Sector infrastructure delivery SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  15. 15. Responses .2  Development of National Waste Prevention Programme www.nwpp.ie  Promotion of Resource Efficient consumption & production behaviours www.epaBeGreen.ie  Waste is being considered a resource  By-Product & End-of-Waste status  Implementation & Enforcement  Environment Fund SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  16. 16. Outlook .1 Need to tackle Food Waste issue Need for strong and sustained action to drive the ambitions of the waste hierarchy Continuation of the national Resource Efficiency, Waste Prevention & Cleaner Production Programmes (NWPP, SEAI, EI) – more integration, and targeted intervention) Need for sustained societal action on unsustainable production & consumption behaviours SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  17. 17. Outlook .2Producer Responsibility & Waste Prevention Manufacturers & Service providers to accept greater range of producer responsibilities Life-cycle Thinking/Assessment Product / Service Eco-Design Resource Efficiency Clean Technology Reduction/elimination of hazardous substances in products SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin
  18. 18. Thank you ! Jonathan Derham  j.derham@epa.ie  053 9160670 SOE 2012 27-6-2012, Dublin

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