Voice - 25th anniversary - 1997 - 2022

Policy & Research

See some of our previous submissions and political campaigning.
Previous Policy work

The Source of Recycling Waste: Lifting the Lid on Ireland's Packaging Problems

We are lifting the lid on recycling bins across Ireland and finding out who is responsible for all our packaging waste.

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Upgrading the Shared Bin Experience (USE)

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'Public Waste; Out of Sight, Out of Mind' Litter and Public Waste Report

VOICE Ireland publishes ‘Public Waste, Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ report, a 10-month investigation into how our local authorities are managing Ireland’s public waste

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Grocery Sector Report

We know how to make our Supermarkets Super - here's our 13 recommendations for the grocery sector

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PFAS Report

by Angela Ruttledge

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Upgrading Shared bin Experience – improving recycling rates in apartments and MUDs

This REPAK funded project looked at the often overlooked area of apartment waste segregation and ran the first national pilot on improving waste segregation.

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Circular Economy Strategy Submission 2021

This our submission for the Proposed Publication of the Circular Economy Strategy.

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Poster Submission Environ conference 2019

An examination of a peer to peer education programme for recycling behaviour in Ireland

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Climate Action Plan 2021 Submission

VOICE's Expert Evidence for the Climate Action Plan 2021

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Submission for the National Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

This is VOICE's submission in preparation for the Draft National Waste Management Plan.

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Deposit Return Scheme Submission May 2021

The Programme for Government – Our Shared Future – and the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy set out the government’s commitment to introduce a Deposit and Return Scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles (up to three litres in volume) and aluminium cans.

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Public Waste

We at VOICE believe that in order to get the change we want to conserve our natural resources and protect our environment, we need a top down and bottom up approach.

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No Home for Plastic

Plastic has become a ubiquitous material globally. Research quantifying the amount of plastic in the environment has prompted calls for action to tackle the use of this problem material.

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