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# recycle - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study

The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.

# recycle - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister

A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.

# recycle - Friday 15 June, 2018

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones in Irish restaurants

McDonald’s will begin the process of transferring to paper straws from September.

# recycle - Friday 27 April, 2018

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins

The charges have been blamed on China’s decision to stop accepting and processing recycling materials.

# recycle - Monday 22 January, 2018

Opinion: Drink coffee on the go? It's time to start paying 25 cent for your disposable cups

Introducing this temporary levy could raise €300 million for recycling initiatives, writes Ian Fahey.

# recycle - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030.

# recycle - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out

The list includes plastic bottles and egg cartons – and excludes coffee cups and tissues.

# recycle - Friday 24 November, 2017

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.

# recycle - Friday 10 November, 2017

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# recycle - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?

The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.

# recycle - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

The Social Democrats want one.

# recycle - Friday 27 January, 2017

Poll: Do you recycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

No grass. No nappies. Here is a definitive list of what you can recycle

Over a third of all recycling or green bins are contaminated with things like electrical goods and liquids.

# recycle - Sunday 11 December, 2016

How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'

The minister said he is open to suggestions as to how apartment dwellers could be encouraged to recycle.

# recycle - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

7 ways to have a green Christmas this year

While you’re hoping for a white one.

# recycle - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

6 easy ways you can reduce your impact on the planet today

The planet will thank you.

# recycle - Monday 5 September, 2016

Here it is - everything you've ever wanted to know about recycling but were afraid to ask

Ever wondered if you were doing it right? We’ve got all the answers…

# recycle - Sunday 17 January, 2016

So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet

Some good can still come out of them.

# recycle - Friday 21 November, 2014

We're throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills

There was a a slight increase in the quantity of household waste collected in 2013.

# recycle - Thursday 20 November, 2014

The Upgrade: Doing up your home on a shoestring with 'upcycling' spoke to an upcycling expert to pick up some tips on on how to reuse items around the home.

# recycle - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Not using your old phone any longer? Here's why you should recycle it

Considering how often we change our smartphones or devices, it’s worth knowing the best ways of safely disposing them.

# recycle - Monday 23 December, 2013

Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas

Repak expects to recycle 44,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the Christmas period.

# recycle - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Who recycles more - northsiders or southsiders?

A new survey by Greyhound of Dublin users shows that one area in particular has a recycling rate of just 23.7 per cent.

# recycle - Saturday 2 March, 2013

10 things you're better off buying used

Some tips to get you upcycling, reusing and getting more for your money: and we’d like your suggestions too…

# recycle - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Get lumbered up for Christmas Tree Throwing Championship Christmas Tree This post contains a poll

Get lumbered up for Christmas Tree Throwing Championship

The competition is a novel way to turn Christmas tree recycling into a sport, while at the same time raising funds for charity.

# recycle - Sunday 2 December, 2012

What do you do with your old bicycle?

This is what: New scheme sees old bikes refurbished for resale with profits going to employment and training schemes.

# recycle - Friday 1 June, 2012

Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012 Recycle This post contains videos

Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012

Repak wants consumers to think of the ‘forgotten recyclables’ from barbecue season over the June bank holiday.