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From TheJournal.ie 'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.' Ireland 2029

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land Porcupine Bank Canyon

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Concern over proposal for 'massive' increase in waste intake at Meath landfill 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.

From TheJournal.ie How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The litres of alcohol seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Port.

From TheJournal.ie 13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas Flytipping

13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas

Last year the Pure project removed 160 tonnes of illegal waste from these areas.

From TheJournal.ie Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste Sustainability

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

From TheJournal.ie Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot' Illegal Dumping

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell Litter

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.

From TheJournal.ie 6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year Cleaning Up

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year

Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation Pilot Project

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter Grand Canal

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time Ringaskiddy

Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time

An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste Rubbish

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin Gotcha

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin

These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country Smelly

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping Rubbish

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping

Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.

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 Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers Baldoyle

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers

The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters Litterbugs

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil Utter Rubbish

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year Going Green

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

From TheJournal.ie Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar Anti-austerity Protests

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Greek workers are protesting against staff shortages that have resulted from terminating hundreds of short-term contracts.

From TheJournal.ie Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun Litter

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

From TheJournal.ie Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't Body And Soul

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste Rubbish

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

From TheJournal.ie The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste Firing Up

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

The facility will fire up this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town Lilywhiter Than White

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.

From TheJournal.ie How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland Smart Bins

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins Litter This post contains videos

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city Rubbish

Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city

They say the issue is down to shopkeepers.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year Rubbish

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year

There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Montana woman killed baby girl and hid her body in a bin Montana

Montana woman killed baby girl and hid her body in a bin

The woman admitted punching the baby on three occasions.

From TheJournal.ie Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year Rubbish

Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year

“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck California

Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck

He went through two compaction cycles.

From TheJournal.ie The most litter-strewn town in Ireland is... What A Load Of Rubbish

The most litter-strewn town in Ireland is...

The Irish Business Against Litter has said that litter blackspots in Dublin and Cork have been improving.

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'? Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie Recycling worker finds (and returns) €1,500 hidden in a shoe Don't Bin It
From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council denies suggestion it is "wholesale" removing litter bins Rubbish

Dublin City Council denies suggestion it is "wholesale" removing litter bins

A local councillor says removing bins is not the way to discourage illegal dumping.

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