Public Bodies to Reduce Their Own Waste Arisings


No targets.

Northern Ireland

No statutory targets in place.

Central Government Departments committed to reducing paper waste by 10% per year.

Many LAs in Northern Ireland have implemented Environmental Management Systems such as ISO 140001.


No specific targets.  However, non-municipal waste framework and waste prevention plans in place. Waste audits have been undertaken by LAs and action plans produced.


The Public Sector Plan set out in Toward Zero Waste will establish the action plan objectives and targets for public bodies to reduce their waste arisings. Consultation due in 2012.