By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

CSO data

Status: Municipal waste increasing

11.6.1 1.573 million tonnes of household waste were managed in Ireland in 2019. This is a 3% increase since 2018. Managed waste is waste that is collected from households or brought to waste collection centres.

11.6.2 Overall a World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guideline for PM (PM10 or PM2.5) was exceeded at a total of 38 monitoring stations.

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