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#recycling

# recycling - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins

The council previously trialed the idea at two city centre locations in 2018.

# recycling - Thursday 14 November, 2019

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

# recycling - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

# recycling - Monday 30 September, 2019

Ireland's first reverse vending machine allows people to recycle plastic bottles in return for 10c vouchers

The machine is located in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

# recycling - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at the country going plastic free before the end of the next decade.

# recycling - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

# recycling - Friday 21 June, 2019

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland

The system is supposed to help consumers see which items are widely recycled, and which aren’t recyclable.

# recycling - Monday 10 June, 2019

Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today.

# recycling - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

# recycling - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country

The supermarket chain said that recycling stations will rolled out next month.

# recycling - Saturday 26 January, 2019

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

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

# recycling - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

# recycling - Monday 19 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge Other influencers should follow Samantha Ravndahl's lead when it comes to accepting PR Samantha Ravndahl

Other influencers should follow Samantha Ravndahl's lead when it comes to accepting PR

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

# recycling - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

# recycling - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy?

Lidl has confirmed that by next year it will have discontinued the sale of single-use plastics in its Irish stores.

Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year

But they aren’t going as far as their stores in the UK just yet.

# recycling - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

# recycling - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'

Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert Brian O’Sullivan.

# recycling - Thursday 19 July, 2018

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour

There is talk that a so-called latte levy might be introduced to combat waste.

# recycling - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.

# recycling - Sunday 1 July, 2018

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

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

# recycling - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Enough iron for 2.5 Eiffel towers and enough copper for 27 Statues of Liberty was recovered.

# recycling - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups?

Dublin City Council is set to look at banning the cups.

# recycling - Monday 19 March, 2018

Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day

On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.

# recycling - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban

The company said it will be charging 80 cents per lift and 4.5 cents per kilogramme.

# recycling - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion?

Cheap, disposable clothing has a big environmental impact.

# recycling - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

# recycling - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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

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

# recycling - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'

As a kid I remember collecting old Cidona bottles from the hedgerows and receiving five pence from the local shop for each one that I returned, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# recycling - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Getting rid of that Christmas tree? Here's where you can recycle it for free

There are centres up around the country to dispose of your tree for free.

# recycling - Monday 27 November, 2017

Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# recycling - Monday 30 October, 2017

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups

There’s a growing need to find more sustainable ways of dealing with waste in ireland.

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

# recycling - Monday 11 September, 2017

Poll: Would you pay a deposit when buying bottles if it meant you could get it back later? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll
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