By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

12.4.1 Information has been submitted for the Basel Convention and Montreal Protocol, 96.6% has been submitted for the Rotterdam Convention, 87.5% for the Stockholm Convention and 66.7% for the Minamata Convention.

12.4.2(a) A total of 580,977 tonnes of hazardous waste was generated in Ireland in 2019, an increase of over 54,580 tonnes (10%) since 2018.

12.4.2(b) Two-thirds (65%) of Ireland’s hazardous waste was exported for treatment in 2019, mainly to the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Denmark, and Germany. This reflects the fact that Ireland does not have the range of facilities to deal with all of the hazardous waste generated.

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