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#plastics

# plastics - Monday 6 September, 2021

Soft plastics can now be placed in Irish recycling bins
# Clean Dry Loose
# Clean Dry Loose

Soft plastics can now be placed in Irish recycling bins

Sep 6th 2021, 7:58 AM 79,511 Views 59 Comments

All plastics can now be placed in the household recycling bin once they are clean, dry and loose

# plastics - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:51 AM 15,278 Views 12 Comments

The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.

# plastics - Monday 30 December, 2019

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,942 Views 76 Comments

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

# plastics - 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 9,646 Views 2 Comments

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

# plastics - Thursday 24 October, 2019

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

Oct 24th 2019, 8:35 PM 14,984 Views 5 Comments

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

# plastics - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,606 Views 18 Comments

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

# plastics - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour
# Howth
# Howth

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

Aug 21st 2019, 6:00 PM 13,939 Views 12 Comments

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

# plastics - 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 11,798 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.

# plastics - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
# Pollution
# Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Jun 11th 2019, 8:18 PM 21,112 Views 21 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

# plastics - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans
# Bloom Festival
# Bloom Festival

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans

May 29th 2019, 7:30 PM 19,011 Views 12 Comments

The garden is on show at Bloom Festival, which runs from 30 May to 3 June.

# plastics - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
# Plastics
# Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,319 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# plastics - Saturday 26 January, 2019

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
# Recycling
# Recycling

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Jan 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 61,210 Views 92 Comments

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

# plastics - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
# Microbeads
# Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,320 Views 64 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# plastics - Sunday 9 September, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic
# OCEAN CLEAN UP
# OCEAN CLEAN UP

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Sep 9th 2018, 9:25 AM 31,415 Views 29 Comments

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

# plastics - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
# Green And Clean
# Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,430 Views 34 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

# plastics - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg
# Waste Reduction
# Waste Reduction

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 8,464 Views 30 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

# plastics - Friday 8 June, 2018

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests
# Huge Concern
# Huge Concern

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Jun 8th 2018, 2:47 PM 23,248 Views 30 Comments

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

# plastics - Monday 19 February, 2018

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?
# Plastics
# Plastics

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?

Feb 19th 2018, 8:38 AM 16,679 Views 54 Comments

A new Irish study has found that most deepwater fish in the north-west Atlantic have ingested plastic particles arising from pollution.

# plastics - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
# Crisis Levels
# Crisis Levels

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 128,406 Views 100 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# plastics - Sunday 19 February, 2017

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand
# CanO Water
# CanO Water

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand

Feb 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 38,117 Views 47 Comments

CanO Water has also started shipping to China and the Czech Republic.

# plastics - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics
# Aquaculture
# Aquaculture

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics

Aug 17th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,653 Views 18 Comments

Right now, the production of these materials requires food stuffs like corn, wheat, sugar beets, and sugar cane.

# plastics - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Famous works of art...recreated with buttons
# Plastics
From The Daily Edge
# Plastics

Famous works of art...recreated with buttons

Oct 1st 2013, 1:28 PM 1,638 Views 1 Comment

and beads, and shells, and barbies, and curtain hooks…

# plastics - Monday 1 July, 2013

Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory
# Blaze
# Blaze

Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory

Jul 1st 2013, 9:09 AM 9,259 Views 8 Comments

Around 100,000 tonnes of material on fire at recycling plant in Smethwick, England.