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Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka
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Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:51 AM 15,238 Views 12 Comments

The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
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Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,759 Views 76 Comments

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

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 9,620 Views 2 Comments

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

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'
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# Opening Up

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

Oct 24th 2019, 8:35 PM 14,952 Views 5 Comments

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
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Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,555 Views 18 Comments

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour
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'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

Aug 21st 2019, 6:00 PM 13,880 Views 12 Comments

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
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# Ireland 2029

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

Jul 31st 2019, 8:30 PM 11,654 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.

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
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Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Jun 11th 2019, 8:18 PM 21,078 Views 21 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans
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# Bloom Festival

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans

May 29th 2019, 7:30 PM 18,986 Views 12 Comments

The garden is on show at Bloom Festival, which runs from 30 May to 3 June.

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
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'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,277 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
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# Recycling

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Jan 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 60,885 Views 92 Comments

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
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# Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,273 Views 64 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic
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# OCEAN CLEAN UP

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Sep 9th 2018, 9:25 AM 31,392 Views 29 Comments

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
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# Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,410 Views 34 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg
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# Waste Reduction

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 8,397 Views 30 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests
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# Huge Concern

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Jun 8th 2018, 2:47 PM 23,171 Views 30 Comments

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?
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Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?

Feb 19th 2018, 8:38 AM 16,668 Views 54 Comments

A new Irish study has found that most deepwater fish in the north-west Atlantic have ingested plastic particles arising from pollution.

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
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# Crisis Levels

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 127,372 Views 100 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand
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# CanO Water

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand

Feb 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 37,899 Views 47 Comments

CanO Water has also started shipping to China and the Czech Republic.

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics
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# Aquaculture

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics

Aug 17th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,620 Views 18 Comments

Right now, the production of these materials requires food stuffs like corn, wheat, sugar beets, and sugar cane.

Famous works of art...recreated with buttons
# Plastics
# Plastics

Famous works of art...recreated with buttons

Oct 1st 2013, 1:28 PM 1,559 Views 1 Comment

and beads, and shells, and barbies, and curtain hooks…

Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory
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Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory

Jul 1st 2013, 9:09 AM 9,250 Views 8 Comments

Around 100,000 tonnes of material on fire at recycling plant in Smethwick, England.