The LAPN Catalogue is an initiative of participating local authorities in Ireland’s Local Authority thumbnail green cleaningPrevention Network (LAPN). LAPN is one of many resource efficiency programmes being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP). NWPP has been in place in Ireland since 2004 and operates under the BeGreen umbrella.

Clean Technology Centre at Cork Institute of Technology provides expert advice to the EPA and local authorities as part of the programme.

Since 2006, participating local authorities, the EPA and the Clean Technology Centre have been developing many useful materials and tools in their work of promoting waste prevention and resource efficiency in Ireland.

These materials have now been collated and deposited into a free searchable and easy to use catalogue.

The Catalogue is a repository of online and freely available materials developed by local authorities and others to promote resource efficiency in Ireland. It contains a wide range of high-quality, effective and practical tools that you can search/view/download and use for waste prevention programmes in your own regions.