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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 20,971 Views 49 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.

More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row
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More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,110 Views 23 Comments

Our recycling rate has continued to decline.

Soft plastics can now be placed in Irish recycling bins
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Soft plastics can now be placed in Irish recycling bins

Sep 6th 2021, 7:58 AM 77,520 Views 59 Comments

All plastics can now be placed in the household recycling bin once they are clean, dry and loose

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland
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€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,279 Views 12 Comments

Ten projects will be chosen to receive the funding.

Irish people recycled a lot of electrical waste last year - mostly kettles
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Irish people recycled a lot of electrical waste last year - mostly kettles

May 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 8,930 Views 16 Comments

There was a 9% increase in electronic waste recycling per person last year.

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
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EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Sep 16th 2020, 12:47 PM 17,489 Views 43 Comments

Recycling of packaging waste has declined from 70% in 2013 to 64% in 2018.

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 20,193 Views 48 Comments

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

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels
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Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:02 PM 28,165 Views 14 Comments

WEEE Ireland said it recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July.

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?
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Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Nov 24th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,399 Views 34 Comments

Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins
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Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins

Nov 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,268 Views 21 Comments

The council previously trialed the idea at two city centre locations in 2018.

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups
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McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

Nov 14th 2019, 9:17 AM 15,054 Views 64 Comments

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
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Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 9:02 AM 28,306 Views 130 Comments

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

Ireland's first reverse vending machine allows people to recycle plastic bottles in return for 10c vouchers
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Ireland's first reverse vending machine allows people to recycle plastic bottles in return for 10c vouchers

Sep 30th 2019, 9:16 PM 47,670 Views 39 Comments

The machine is located in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

'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 11,671 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.

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

Jun 27th 2019, 3:00 PM 21,560 Views 54 Comments

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

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland
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These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland

Jun 21st 2019, 1:15 PM 31,718 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2019, 5:13 PM 10,119 Views 10 Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today.

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

May 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,031 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,358 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Jan 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 60,959 Views 91 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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The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,281 Views 64 Comments

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
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# Samantha Ravndahl

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

Nov 19th 2018, 6:12 PM 7,183 Views 0 Comments

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:47 PM 26,237 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2018, 9:57 AM 17,930 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 42,011 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 7,180 Views 43 Comments

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

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'
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'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'

Aug 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,788 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

Jul 19th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,718 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 5:00 PM 13,362 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 8,407 Views 30 Comments

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

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year
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Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Jun 14th 2018, 11:03 AM 20,307 Views 16 Comments

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

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

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,509 Views 41 Comments

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

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins
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Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins

Apr 27th 2018, 1:07 PM 25,134 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2018, 10:19 AM 27,954 Views 96 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,164 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Mar 14th 2018, 10:08 AM 26,273 Views 157 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 9:35 AM 19,588 Views 54 Comments

Cheap, disposable clothing has a big environmental impact.

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

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 13,026 Views 35 Comments

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

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
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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 127,548 Views 100 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2018, 9:00 AM 21,040 Views 50 Comments

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.

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