Progress made on curbing theft of metal from farmyards

Reacting to proposals put forward by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, IFA Environment Chairman Harold Kingston said IFA has been pursuing a ‘track-and-trace’ system to curb the widespread problem of metal theft from farmyards.

Reacting to proposals put forward by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, IFA Environment Chairman Harold Kingston said IFA has been pursuing a ‘track-and-trace’ system to curb the widespread problem of metal theft from farmyards.

“Today’s announcement of a consultation process is the latest step as part of the review of the National Waste Policy set up by Environment Minister Hogan last year.”

Harold Kingston said, “IFA have argued for a robust oversight system that would deter those attempting to pass off stolen goods to recycling facilities. We will be studying the proposals and making a detailed submission before next month’s deadline.”