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# plastic-waste - Friday 17 September, 2021

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Fri 9:04 AM 20,794 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.

# plastic-waste - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?

Sep 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 21,861 Views 14 Comments

Soft plastics can now be put in household recycling bins.

# plastic-waste - Friday 2 July, 2021

Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow

Jul 2nd 2021, 10:31 PM 79,633 Views 89 Comments

The EU directive was agreed upon in 2019.

# plastic-waste - Saturday 12 December, 2020

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

# plastic-waste - Friday 4 September, 2020

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

Sep 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 20,187 Views 47 Comments

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

# plastic-waste - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics

Feb 13th 2020, 12:56 PM 18,904 Views 48 Comments

The by-law will be available for public consultation soon.

# plastic-waste - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,912 Views 46 Comments

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

# plastic-waste - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,623 Views 2 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

# plastic-waste - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

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

Jul 31st 2019, 8:30 PM 11,668 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.

# plastic-waste - Monday 29 July, 2019

Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land
# Porcupine Bank Canyon
# Porcupine Bank Canyon

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

Jul 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 53,321 Views 45 Comments

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

# plastic-waste - Friday 1 February, 2019

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption

Feb 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 17,180 Views 48 Comments

A ban on single-use plastics in Ireland won’t make a dent in ocean plastic pollution, while just five developing nations are the source of most of the pollution, writes Barry Dunning.

# plastic-waste - Friday 11 January, 2019

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
# Clean Oceans
# Clean Oceans

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans

Jan 11th 2019, 4:33 PM 19,006 Views 36 Comments

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

# plastic-waste - Sunday 8 July, 2018

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

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.

# plastic-waste - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town
# The Last Straw
# The Last Straw

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

May 8th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,733 Views 34 Comments

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.

# plastic-waste - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?

Mar 28th 2018, 8:26 AM 20,756 Views 92 Comments

Similar schemes are already in place in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.