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Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
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Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,318 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?
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Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?

Sep 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,355 Views 14 Comments

Soft plastics can now be put in household recycling bins.

Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow
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Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow

Jul 2nd 2021, 10:31 PM 79,773 Views 89 Comments

The EU directive was agreed upon in 2019.

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
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Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,545 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
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Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

Sep 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 20,262 Views 48 Comments

The five-year plan aims to “place Ireland at the vanguard of EU efforts”.

Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics
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Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics

Feb 13th 2020, 12:56 PM 18,905 Views 48 Comments

The by-law will be available for public consultation soon.

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
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Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,913 Views 46 Comments

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
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Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,623 Views 2 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
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'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'

Jul 31st 2019, 8:30 PM 11,678 Views 26 Comments

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at the country going plastic free before the end of the next decade.

Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land
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Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land

Jul 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 53,339 Views 45 Comments

‘It really is shocking to find plastic waste so far off-shore and so deep in the ocean.’

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption
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Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption

Feb 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 17,180 Views 48 Comments

A ban on single-use plastics in Ireland won’t make a dent in ocean plastic pollution, while just five developing nations are the source of most of the pollution, writes Barry Dunning.

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
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New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans

Jan 11th 2019, 4:33 PM 19,021 Views 36 Comments

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions
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The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions

Jul 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,556 Views 30 Comments

Eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the Earth’s oceans and seas each year.

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town
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Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

May 8th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,737 Views 34 Comments

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?
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Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?

Mar 28th 2018, 8:26 AM 20,756 Views 92 Comments

Similar schemes are already in place in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.