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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# packaging

Last year
Soft plastic is being collected but almost all burned in Irish kilns or recycled abroad
A report by
Alice Chambers
Guidelines changed in 2021 to allow soft plastic in our recycling bins – Noteworthy investigates what happens to it.
An estimated 9,000 tonnes of additional soft plastic recycled in 2022
Almost all Irish household soft plastic that does get recycled is shipped abroad
EPA: Ireland is ‘in danger’ of missing 2025 plastic packaging recycling targets
All time
# sugar crash
Lidl to remove cartoon characters from cereal packaging by spring
The supermarket hopes the move will help parents resist ‘pester power’ from their children.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think supermarkets should reduce plastic packaging?
Campaigners are asking people to leave the excess plastic packaging with the cashier.
# 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.
# Boxing clever
Marks & Spencer is cutting down on packaging - here's how other supermarkets measure up
Supervalu and Centra said that “packaging plays an important role in containing, preserving and protecting food”.
# fight the fags
From September, all cigarette packs sold in Ireland will look the same
This makes part of effort to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025.
# What a waste
Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging
Wholefoods have gone back to selling mandarins as they should be.
# undercrackers
Aldi accidentally wrote c**t on their crackers
In an English CoUNTry garden.
# Ramadan
Coke is removing logos from its packaging to try to make you a better person
“Labels are for cans, not for people.”
# War on Tobacco
Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.
# bottle it up
Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers)
We’re second in the EU28 for recycling – but here’s how we could do a hell of a lot better.
# buttermilk
This Tesco Buttermilk has some packaging issues
They made a balls of it.
# Smoking
Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'
The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.
# bubble trouble
Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Get out there and show bubble wrap some love.
# packaging
Further Pfizer jobs could be at risk in 2015
However, the pharmaceutical giant will be investing in research and development, potentially negating these losses.
# Tobacco
New EU law will require graphic images on cigarette packaging
Legislation to give legal effect to the new European rules will be debated in the Dáil when it reconvenes tomorrow morning.
# Australia
Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes
All cigarettes will now have to be sold in identical, olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings.
# Bananas
Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas
The Austrian-based supermarket Billa wrapped the peeled bananas in plastic packaging.
# Smoking
Australian state's plan for smoke free generation faces opposition
The motion follows last week’s vote to introduce strict cigarette packaging laws in the whole country.
# packaging
In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend
Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.
# recycling
In numbers: what we consume over Christmas
Fifty million cans of beer, 22 million bottles of wine, four million boxes of chocolates – Repak says recycling can ease the guilt.
# smokers
Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"
Senator Mary Moran told the Seanad that the introduction of combined photo and text warning will in the long-term reduce the number of people who smoke.