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Harper’s Yard Repair Cafe

Saturday 6th April
Ormeau Park Bowling Club, Belfast

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 7th April
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

A Long–term Environment Plan for Northern Ireland

Monday 8th April
Belmont Tower, 82 Belmont Church Road, Belfast BT4 3FG
Free

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Would an Institute for Detectorists aid revision of The Treasure Act & implementation of The Valetta Convention?

Saturday 13th April
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–4 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
Free

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership: Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals – What Role for the NI Voluntary & Community Sector?

Thursday 18th April
61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free

All–Island Environmental Governance post–Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Thursday 18th April
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

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Derryanvil near Portadown – Planting Young Trees

Saturday 20th April
Derryanvil near Portadown
Free

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Easter Monday Family Fun Day & Craft Fair

Monday 22nd April
Florence Court
Normal Admission

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Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills – Scrub Clearance

Sunday 28th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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NIEL Recommendations for Waste

  • Develop a NI resource efficiency/circular economy roadmap to identify medium and long–term priorities and actions to facilitate the transition from a linear to a circular economy
  • Introduce measures to reduce single use plastic usage
  • Actively promote research to support industry innovation around re–use and upcycling of re–processed goods
  • Invoke the ‘polluter pays’ principle and extend producer responsibility for packaging, ensuring that producers pay the full costs of disposal for packaging they place on the market
  • Stimulate demand for recycled plastic by introducing a tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled plastic
  • Improve recycling rates by ensuring a consistent set of dry recyclable materials is collected from all households and businesses
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill by ensuring that every householder and appropriate businesses have a weekly separate food waste collection, subject to consultation
  • Work towards all plastic packaging placed on the market being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025
  • Work towards eliminating food waste to landfill by 2030
  • Improve public awareness and encourage behavioural change by promoting the delivery of innovative Waste Prevention Communications
  • Promote robust regulation and enforcement to tackle waste crime, including illegal landfilling and fly tipping – toughen penalties for waste criminals
  • Develop more uniform collection and recycling infrastructure across Northern Ireland