Irish hazardous waste plan seeks cut in exports

Ireland should try to develop more local treatment and disposal options for hazardous waste, according to its environmental protection agency

Ireland should try to develop more local treatment and disposal options for hazardous waste, according to its environmental protection agency (EPA).

The proportion of the country’s hazardous waste exported for treatment elsewhere in Europe has grown to almost half in recent years.

This is partly due to an active and competitive market for these wastes, but also because Ireland has limited treatment facilities and no landfill sites that can take them.

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