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15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in the US since March – report
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# Dose Wastage

15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in the US since March – report

Sep 1st 2021, 10:28 PM 15,305 Views 12 Comments

Reasons for dose wastage include cracked vials, errors in diluting vaccines, freezer malfunctions and more doses in a vial than people who want them.

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
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Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:12 AM 35,329 Views 74 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
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Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

Jun 21st 2021, 2:57 PM 193,341 Views 28 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
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# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

Feb 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 28,970 Views 63 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

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Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Feb 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 39,644 Views 33 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?
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Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?

Dec 13th 2020, 11:22 AM 26,269 Views 29 Comments

Limiting waste isn’t always at the top of the priority list at Christmas.

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

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

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,530 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.

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates
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# Hazardous Waste

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates

Dec 11th 2020, 1:59 PM 6,853 Views 11 Comments

581,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were produced in Ireland in 2019.

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day
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Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day

Nov 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 53,717 Views 44 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply critical of Irish Water in its latest report.

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

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.

'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay
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# Howth

'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay

Jun 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,774 Views 25 Comments

“They’ve failed to keep any of their promises to date,” one local said of the water utility.

There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin
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# Lockdown Littering

There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin

Apr 30th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,172 Views 31 Comments

The authority called the increase “disappointing and unacceptable”.

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 46,807 Views 76 Comments

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

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
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# Illegal Dumping

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping

Nov 28th 2019, 5:31 PM 11,070 Views 11 Comments

Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.

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.

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 13,575 Views 18 Comments

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

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
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# Big Beach Clean

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,676 Views 10 Comments

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?

Aug 31st 2019, 9:15 AM 25,557 Views 41 Comments

Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)
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# No Waste

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)

Aug 30th 2019, 9:49 AM 19,987 Views 23 Comments

It is definitely possible to significantly reduce your day-to-day waste … but it’s harder than it sounds.

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

'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day
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'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day

Sep 9th 2018, 4:00 PM 10,088 Views 8 Comments

Next Saturday, groups who take part join together to clean up illegal waste in their local area.

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
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'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Sep 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,700 Views 64 Comments

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

Thousands of tents left behind at Electric Picnic campsite cleared by bulldozers
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Thousands of tents left behind at Electric Picnic campsite cleared by bulldozers

Sep 3rd 2018, 9:45 PM 83,732 Views 99 Comments

One festival attendee said that there was “millions of euro worth of stuff left behind”.

'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.

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

Jul 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,555 Views 30 Comments

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

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping
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County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 22,736 Views 71 Comments

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 12:22 PM 8,779 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 30,309 Views 15 Comments

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

Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws
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# Final Straw

Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 42,774 Views 21 Comments

We talked to them to find out more about the reasons behind the decision.

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

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

Jan 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 23,853 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

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

Nov 27th 2017, 12:45 PM 17,082 Views 47 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report
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# Repak

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report

Nov 24th 2017, 12:59 PM 7,825 Views 31 Comments

Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.

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

Oct 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,453 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 17th 2017, 11:45 AM 20,820 Views 69 Comments

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

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
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# Irish Cement

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,368 Views 17 Comments

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin
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# Video Footage

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin

Aug 28th 2017, 4:48 PM 56,091 Views 105 Comments

Greyhound Household has released video footage of Dublin residents verbally abusing staff members.

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

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

Jul 6th 2017, 12:45 PM 30,164 Views 73 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,219 Views 76 Comments

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

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme
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# What A Waste

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme

Jun 29th 2017, 2:30 PM 25,726 Views 107 Comments

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.

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