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# waste reduction

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# 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.
# waste reduction
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.
# waste reduction
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.
# bin it
Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits
Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.