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#Rubbish

# rubbish - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

New pilot scheme will collect old fishing gear to reduce waste in Irish seas
# Clean Oceans
# Clean Oceans

New pilot scheme will collect old fishing gear to reduce waste in Irish seas

Jun 8th 2022, 6:30 AM 10,784 Views 5 Comments

The announcement was made to coincide with World Oceans Day.

# rubbish - Friday 3 December, 2021

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
# Recycling
# Recycling

Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA

Dec 3rd 2021, 11:44 AM 14,929 Views 18 Comments

There’s “significant cause for concern” from these figures according to an EPA Senior Scientist.

# rubbish - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?

Sep 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,394 Views 14 Comments

Soft plastics can now be put in household recycling bins.

# rubbish - Monday 25 January, 2021

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

Jan 25th 2021, 9:54 AM 13,596 Views 62 Comments

While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.

# rubbish - 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 17,516 Views 43 Comments

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

# rubbish - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 84,660 Views 64 Comments

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

# rubbish - Friday 13 March, 2020

Debunked: 'No substance whatsoever' to WhatsApp voicenote claiming Ireland is going into 'Status Red' lockdown
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Debunked: 'No substance whatsoever' to WhatsApp voicenote claiming Ireland is going into 'Status Red' lockdown

Mar 13th 2020, 1:13 PM 313,497 Views 82 Comments

The Defence Forces has dismissed the widely-shared message as “irresponsible”.

# rubbish - Friday 14 February, 2020

Zouma: Mourinho told me I was rubbish at Chelsea
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Zouma: Mourinho told me I was rubbish at Chelsea

Feb 14th 2020, 3:14 PM 7,925 Views 5 Comments

The French defender worked with the Portuguese boss during the latter’s second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

# rubbish - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,926 Views 46 Comments

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

# rubbish - 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 11,795 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.

# rubbish - Monday 29 July, 2019

Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land
# Porcupine Bank Canyon
# Porcupine Bank Canyon

Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land

Jul 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 53,421 Views 45 Comments

‘It really is shocking to find plastic waste so far off-shore and so deep in the ocean.’

# rubbish - Monday 11 February, 2019

Concern over proposal for 'massive' increase in waste intake at Meath landfill
# Knockharley
# Knockharley

Concern over proposal for 'massive' increase in waste intake at Meath landfill

Feb 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,308 Views 7 Comments

The planning application proposes an increase in the waste intake from 88,000 tonnes a year to 440,000 a year.

# rubbish - Saturday 26 January, 2019

How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers

Jan 26th 2019, 7:04 PM 26,581 Views 25 Comments

Plus: The litres of alcohol seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Port.

# rubbish - Thursday 24 January, 2019

13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas
# Flytipping
# Flytipping

13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas

Jan 24th 2019, 6:20 AM 29,575 Views 65 Comments

Last year the Pure project removed 160 tonnes of illegal waste from these areas.

# rubbish - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Aug 18th 2018, 11:00 AM 17,405 Views 27 Comments

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

# rubbish - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

Jul 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,766 Views 48 Comments

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

# rubbish - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
# Litter
# Litter

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Jul 14th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,602 Views 43 Comments

Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.

# rubbish - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year
# Cleaning Up
# Cleaning Up

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year

Jun 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,758 Views 46 Comments

Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.

# rubbish - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation
# Pilot Project
# Pilot Project

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Jun 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,327 Views 61 Comments

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

# rubbish - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter
# Grand Canal
# Grand Canal

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

Apr 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,021 Views 49 Comments

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

# rubbish - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time
# Ringaskiddy
# Ringaskiddy

Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time

Feb 27th 2018, 12:22 PM 8,799 Views 20 Comments

An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.

# rubbish - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

Feb 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 30,324 Views 15 Comments

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

# rubbish - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin
# Gotcha
# Gotcha

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin

Jan 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 23,916 Views 41 Comments

These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.

# rubbish - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country
# Smelly
# Smelly

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Dec 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 21,722 Views 10 Comments

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

# rubbish - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Irish rugby player Ian Madigan delivered a serious burn when someone gave out about women referees
# Rubbish
From The Daily Edge
# Rubbish

Irish rugby player Ian Madigan delivered a serious burn when someone gave out about women referees

Dec 24th 2017, 8:51 AM 12,926 Views 0 Comments

“Did you watch the game live or on TV?”

# rubbish - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping

Dec 21st 2017, 10:14 AM 22,550 Views 55 Comments

Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.

# rubbish - Sunday 3 September, 2017

People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic
# Friends Of The Earth
# Friends Of The Earth

People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:45 PM 30,047 Views 24 Comments

The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.

# rubbish - Friday 18 August, 2017

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers
# Baldoyle
# Baldoyle

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers

Aug 18th 2017, 12:13 PM 24,721 Views 66 Comments

The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.

# rubbish - Friday 7 July, 2017

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Jul 7th 2017, 6:25 AM 22,804 Views 19 Comments

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

# rubbish - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil
# Utter Rubbish
# Utter Rubbish

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

Jul 5th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,251 Views 76 Comments

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

# rubbish - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year
# Going Green
# Going Green

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

Jun 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,685 Views 30 Comments

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

# rubbish - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar
# Anti-austerity Protests
# Anti-austerity Protests

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:35 PM 22,174 Views 28 Comments

Greek workers are protesting against staff shortages that have resulted from terminating hundreds of short-term contracts.

# rubbish - Monday 19 June, 2017

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
# Litter
# Litter

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,748 Views 91 Comments

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

# rubbish - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't
# Body And Soul
# Body And Soul

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

Jun 4th 2017, 10:00 AM 49,578 Views 40 Comments

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

# rubbish - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

Jun 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 19,254 Views 14 Comments

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# rubbish - Monday 24 April, 2017

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste
# Firing Up
# Firing Up

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

Apr 24th 2017, 1:37 PM 51,947 Views 109 Comments

The facility will fire up this weekend.

# rubbish - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town
# Lilywhiter Than White
# Lilywhiter Than White

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2017, 2:01 PM 15,006 Views 19 Comments

A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.

# rubbish - Sunday 1 January, 2017

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland
# Smart Bins
# Smart Bins

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Jan 1st 2017, 9:00 PM 61,857 Views 26 Comments

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

# rubbish - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins
# Litter
# Litter

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins

Dec 20th 2016, 5:08 PM 13,234 Views 57 Comments

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

# rubbish - Friday 14 October, 2016

Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city

Oct 14th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,318 Views 13 Comments

They say the issue is down to shopkeepers.

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