As we step into Bealtaine, the Celtic beginning of Summer, we bring you the latest edition of Circular Economy News: your comprehensive roundup of the most recent developments in circular news, jobs, research and funding from Ireland and around the globe.

This month we delve into the Irish Government’s new Green Public Procurement Strategy, the launch of 31 Local Authority Climate Action Plans, new guidelines for plastic-free event organisation, and nationwide community cloth nappy drives.


Internationally, the World Circular Economy Forum was held in Brussels in April, and new groundbreaking EU repair rules mark significant milestones in the global circularity landscape. Meanwhile, outside of Europe, the Global Plastics Treaty gathering brought international leaders to Ottawa to discuss progress in drafting a global treaty to manage plastic pollution.