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# recycle

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# plastic pollution
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.
# reduce and reuse
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
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.
# Charging
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.
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.
# Your Say
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 this
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.
# 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.
# reuse
Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages
The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?
The Social Democrats want one.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you recycle?
Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.
# Green 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
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.
# Gifts
7 ways to have a green Christmas this year
While you’re hoping for a white one.
# sponsored by WEEE
6 easy ways you can reduce your impact on the planet today
The planet will thank you.
# sponsored by repak
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…
# TechKnowHow
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
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.
# in with the old
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.
# TechKnowHow
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
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.
# Rubbish
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.
# nearly new
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…
# Christmas Tree
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.
# On Yer Bike
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
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.