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#Waste

From TheJournal.ie Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping Illegal Dumping

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans Recycling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend Big Beach Clean

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

From TheJournal.ie 'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day Waste

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of tents left behind at Electric Picnic campsite cleared by bulldozers Environment

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping Funding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin Video Footage

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling Recycling Ramp Up

A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling

The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped Waste Charges

Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped

The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

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 Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site Hazardous

Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site

The PSNI said that the boy is currently receiving treatment in hospital after it is believed he came into contact with the hazardous substance.

From TheJournal.ie Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement The Limit

Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement

It comes after the pay-by-weight scheme was delayed last year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you good at recycling? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you good at recycling?

What do you really think? Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets Dog Mess

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

From TheJournal.ie A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company Wicklow

A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company

CRH subsidiary Roadstone has been delayed from filling a disused quarry with construction refuse.

From TheJournal.ie No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet No White Smoke

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.

From TheJournal.ie Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans Water Charges

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

From TheJournal.ie 'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong' Social Entrepreneurs

'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong'

FoodCloud, an organisation helping to combat this, has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.

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