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# recycling - 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 Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,282 Views 50 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.

# recycling - Friday 10 September, 2021

More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row
# Recycling
# Recycling

More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,150 Views 23 Comments

Our recycling rate has continued to decline.

# recycling - 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 78,103 Views 59 Comments

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

# recycling - Friday 20 August, 2021

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,299 Views 12 Comments

Ten projects will be chosen to receive the funding.

# recycling - Monday 31 May, 2021

Irish people recycled a lot of electrical waste last year - mostly kettles
# Electrical Recycling
# Electrical Recycling

Irish people recycled a lot of electrical waste last year - mostly kettles

May 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 8,936 Views 16 Comments

There was a 9% increase in electronic waste recycling per person last year.

# recycling - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Sep 16th 2020, 12:47 PM 17,491 Views 43 Comments

Recycling of packaging waste has declined from 70% in 2013 to 64% in 2018.

# recycling - 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 20,253 Views 48 Comments

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

# recycling - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels
# Recycling
# Recycling

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:02 PM 28,173 Views 13 Comments

WEEE Ireland said it recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July.

# recycling - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Nov 24th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,403 Views 34 Comments

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

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins
# Waste Management
# Waste Management

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins

Nov 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,270 Views 21 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Nov 14th 2019, 9:17 AM 15,057 Views 64 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 9:02 AM 28,342 Views 130 Comments

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
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

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

Sep 30th 2019, 9:16 PM 47,721 Views 39 Comments

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.'
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

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

Jul 31st 2019, 8:30 PM 11,678 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.

# recycling - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal
# Flying The Green Flag
# Flying The Green Flag

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

Jun 27th 2019, 3:00 PM 21,599 Views 54 Comments

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
# Voluntary
# Voluntary

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland

Jun 21st 2019, 1:15 PM 31,737 Views 49 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Jun 10th 2019, 5:13 PM 10,119 Views 10 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

May 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,031 Views 49 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Apr 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,359 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Jan 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 60,996 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?

# recycling - 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 27,282 Views 64 Comments

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

# recycling - Monday 19 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 19th 2018, 6:12 PM 7,187 Views 0 Comments

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

# recycling - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:47 PM 26,237 Views 43 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 7th 2018, 9:57 AM 17,930 Views 47 Comments

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
# Environment
# Environment

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 42,022 Views 39 Comments

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%
# OFF TARGET
# OFF TARGET

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

Sep 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 7,187 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,816 Views 19 Comments

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
# Latte Levy
# Latte Levy

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

Jul 19th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,756 Views 70 Comments

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
# Going Green
# Going Green

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

Jul 5th 2018, 5:00 PM 13,368 Views 45 Comments

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
# 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 8,416 Views 30 Comments

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
# E-waste
# E-waste

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Jun 14th 2018, 11:03 AM 20,307 Views 16 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,511 Views 41 Comments

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
# Charging
# Charging

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins

Apr 27th 2018, 1:07 PM 25,144 Views 86 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 31st 2018, 10:19 AM 27,954 Views 96 Comments

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
# Going Green
# Going Green

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

Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,169 Views 65 Comments

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
# Green Bins
# Green Bins

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

Mar 14th 2018, 10:08 AM 26,297 Views 157 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 27th 2018, 9:35 AM 19,590 Views 54 Comments

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
# Plastic
# Plastic

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

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 13,056 Views 35 Comments

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
# 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 127,688 Views 100 Comments

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'
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

Jan 6th 2018, 9:00 AM 21,045 Views 50 Comments

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.

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