Research Papers 2017

Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee in 2017.

Japanese Knotweed

- Date: 11/04/2017

This briefing paper considers legislation in Northern Ireland (NI) across GB and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) surrounding Japanese Knotweed from two perspectives: as an invasive species and the control of it spreading to neighbouring properties. It also gives detail on a new EU Regulation on invasive alien species.


Hazardous waste exports from Northern Ireland

- Date: 10/03/2017

This paper is a follow up to the briefing on Waste Management (NIAR 435-16) and provides further information in relation to hazardous waste exports from Northern Ireland (NI). It considers the amount of hazardous waste exported from NI and the main destinations.


Recycling in Germany

- Date: 10/03/2017

This paper provides an overview of the current state of recycling in Germany and the policy behind the approach used. It also explores the concept of ‘zero waste’ and how this is used to drive down waste levels and encourage recycling in countries adopting it.


Background paper on Waste Management in Northern Ireland

- Date: 10/03/2017

The intention of this paper is to provide background information to the Committee in relation to the policy framework for waste management in NI and an overview of responsibilities.


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