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.
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) – launched a consultation on the draft Environmental Strategy. The Environmental Strategy is intended to be an overarching document setting out Northern Ireland’s environmental priorities for the coming decades and will form part of the Green Growth agenda. Date to respond is Tuesday 18 January 2022.
 
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) – launched a consultation on the draft Green Growth strategy. This strategy sets out an ambitious vision and a framework for delivery with which all other NI government policies and strategies must align. It provides an important opportunity to embed wider climate change, a green economy and environmental considerations into decision making. Date to respond to this consultation is Tuesday 21 December 2021. 
 
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) – launched a consultation for the reduction of single use plastic beverage cups and food containers. They are seeking feedback on suggested policy options. Consultation will remain open until Friday 17 December 2021
 
Belfast City Council – Seeks feedback on draft Social Value Procurement Policy. Consultation will remain open until Tuesday 14 December 2021.

NIRN

Plastic Waste

Single-Use Plastic Reduction Action Plan for the NICS Government Estate

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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

Northern Ireland

Call for Evidence – Plan to Eliminate Plastic Pollution in Northern Ireland

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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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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Delivering Resource Efficiency

Northern Ireland’s Strategy for Resource Efficiency, aiming to move the emphasis from resource management to resource efficiency.

Rest of UK

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Europe

Green Public Procurement Guidance for Irish Public Sector

Latest Guidance on GPP for Irish Public Sector