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From TheJournal.ie Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal Flying The Green Flag

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

From TheJournal.ie These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland Voluntary

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland

The system is supposed to help consumers see which items are widely recycled, and which aren’t recyclable.

From TheJournal.ie Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 Recycling

Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan Recycling

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country Recycling

Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country

The supermarket chain said that recycling stations will rolled out next month.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout? Recycling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics) Microbeads

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

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

Other influencers should follow Samantha Ravndahl's lead when it comes to accepting PR

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh' Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy?

Lidl has confirmed that by next year it will have discontinued the sale of single-use plastics in its Irish stores.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year Environment

Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year

But they aren’t going as far as their stores in the UK just yet.

From TheJournal.ie To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80% OFF TARGET

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

From TheJournal.ie 'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour Latte Levy

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour

There is talk that a so-called latte levy might be introduced to combat waste.

From TheJournal.ie Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants Going Green

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year E-waste

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Enough iron for 2.5 Eiffel towers and enough copper for 27 Statues of Liberty was recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins Charging

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins

The charges have been blamed on China’s decision to stop accepting and processing recycling materials.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups?

Dublin City Council is set to look at banning the cups.

From TheJournal.ie Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day Going Green

Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day

On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.

From TheJournal.ie Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban Green Bins

Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban

The company said it will be charging 80 cents per lift and 4.5 cents per kilogramme.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion?

Cheap, disposable clothing has a big environmental impact.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030 Plastic

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers' Recycling

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'

As a kid I remember collecting old Cidona bottles from the hedgerows and receiving five pence from the local shop for each one that I returned, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

From TheJournal.ie Getting rid of that Christmas tree? Here's where you can recycle it for free Be Gone Tree

Getting rid of that Christmas tree? Here's where you can recycle it for free

There are centres up around the country to dispose of your tree for free.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

From TheJournal.ie Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable? IKEA

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?

The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups Disposed

Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups

There’s a growing need to find more sustainable ways of dealing with waste in ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

The Social Democrats want one.

From TheJournal.ie Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee Waste Reduction

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you pay a deposit when buying bottles if it meant you could get it back later? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive Recycling

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

From TheJournal.ie People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic Friends Of The Earth

People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic

The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.

From TheJournal.ie Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out Recycling

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund?

The proposal is being debated before the Dáil tonight at 8.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits Bin It

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

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