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# recycling
Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.
# knockharley
Concern over proposal for 'massive' increase in waste intake at Meath landfill
The planning application proposes an increase in the waste intake from 88,000 tonnes a year to 440,000 a year.
# reduce and reuse
Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister
A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.
'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'
Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert Brian O’Sullivan.
# crucial evidence
Police searching landfill for blue suitcase used by Manchester bomber
Images of barrels stored in his car have also been released.
# Wicklow
A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company
CRH subsidiary Roadstone has been delayed from filling a disused quarry with construction refuse.
# former landfill
Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.
# for fork's sake
Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks
The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.
Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?
We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?
# Bitcoins
Man searching for binned €4.8m told there's 'no chance' of finding it
James Howells accidentally binned $7.5m.
# Energy
Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses
Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.
# Recycling Week
Household recycling rates up 7 per cent on last year
In the past 15 years, we’ve recycled 651,000 tonnes of waste in Ireland, six times the amount recycled in 1998.
# Landfill
Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?
Waterford has one, and Cork will have one soon: A former landfill that is now a huge park. But how do you turn a huge mound of rubbish into a green space?
# Rubbish
Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013
Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.
# recycle
Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012
Repak wants consumers to think of the ‘forgotten recyclables’ from barbecue season over the June bank holiday.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# superdump
Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled
The controversial landfill in Lusk which was first proposed in 1997 had been opposed by the local community.
# Illegal waste
State's €4million bill for bringing Irish waste home from North
Around 10,000 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish is being excavated from a quarry just north of the Border.
Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country
As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.