This document outlines Ireland’s The Circular Economy Programme which will be led by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Circular Economy Programme incorporates and builds upon the previous National Waste Prevention Programme1 to support national-level, strategic programmes to prevent waste and drive the Circular Economy in Ireland. The development of the Circular Economy Programme responds to the commitment within the national policy document The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy to reconfigure the National Waste Prevention Programme into Ireland’s The Circular
Economy Programme.