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# reuse

Last year
# Reusables
Circular Economy Act signed into law with disposable cup levy due before end of year
The levy on disposable cups – the best-known feature of the act – aims to help phase out single-use products.
All time
# recycling
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.
# plastic
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.
# reuse
Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages
The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
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.