Key Policy Areas

Cloughmills Community Action Team

Learn about policy impacting Reuse and Repair and development of the Circular Economy

NIRN policy work includes responding to consultations and agreeing position papers with our members on key aspects impacting the reuse and repair sector. NIRN engages with policy makers to implement recommendations which supports the development of opportunities for our members and growth of the Circular Economy.

Carrier Bag Levy Consultation Open – Closes 27 July. Gathering feedback on current levy and where money raised should be spent

New Energy Strategy Consultation Open – Closes 30 June – 5 principles outlined including growing a green economy and a Circular Economy

Climate Change Bill Consultation Open – call for evidence and views by 15 July

Sustainability for Our Future – DAERA’s Plan to 2050

Sets out the long term vision to ensure Northern Ireland has a healthy environment, economy and population
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Social Value & Green Public Procurement

Northern Ireland Resources Network (NIRN) Position Paper – April 2021
Climate Change

Climate Change and the Circular Economy

Northern Ireland Resources Network (NIRN) Position Paper – February 2021
Community Resources Network Ireland (CRNI) / Northern Ireland Resources Network (NIRN) Joint Response to Consultation on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities

Shared Island Approach to Reuse and Repair

Community Resources Network Ireland (CRNI) / Northern Ireland Resources Network (NIRN) Joint Response to Consultation on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities
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Waste Prevention Programme 2019

Building on ‘The Road to Zero Waste’ 2013 programme it is proposed to continue to support waste prevention through this updated programme, ‘Stopping Waste in its Tracks’

The Road to Zero Waste

This Waste Prevention Programme for Northern Ireland is designed to have a favourable impact on the Northern Ireland economy, helping to promote and support ‘green jobs’, and for the protection of the environment and conservation of resources.
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