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# waste - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in the US since March – report
# Dose Wastage
# Dose Wastage

15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in the US since March – report

Sep 1st 2021, 10:28 PM 15,305 Views 12 Comments

Reasons for dose wastage include cracked vials, errors in diluting vaccines, freezer malfunctions and more doses in a vial than people who want them.

# waste - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
# Waste
# Waste

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:12 AM 35,330 Views 75 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

# waste - Monday 21 June, 2021

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

Jun 21st 2021, 2:57 PM 193,343 Views 28 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

# waste - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

Feb 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 28,970 Views 63 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Feb 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 39,645 Views 33 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

# waste - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?

Dec 13th 2020, 11:22 AM 26,269 Views 29 Comments

Limiting waste isn’t always at the top of the priority list at Christmas.

# waste - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
# Festive Waste
# Festive Waste

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,530 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

# waste - Friday 11 December, 2020

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates

Dec 11th 2020, 1:59 PM 6,853 Views 11 Comments

581,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were produced in Ireland in 2019.

# waste - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day
# EPA
# EPA

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day

Nov 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 53,717 Views 45 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply critical of Irish Water in its latest report.

# waste - 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 17,489 Views 43 Comments

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

# waste - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay
# Howth
# Howth

'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay

Jun 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,774 Views 25 Comments

“They’ve failed to keep any of their promises to date,” one local said of the water utility.

# waste - Thursday 30 April, 2020

There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin
# Lockdown Littering
# Lockdown Littering

There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin

Apr 30th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,172 Views 31 Comments

The authority called the increase “disappointing and unacceptable”.

# waste - Monday 30 December, 2019

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,807 Views 76 Comments

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# waste - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping

Nov 28th 2019, 5:31 PM 11,070 Views 11 Comments

Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.

# waste - 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 28,308 Views 130 Comments

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

# waste - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
# Waste
# Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,575 Views 18 Comments

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# waste - Saturday 21 September, 2019

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
# Big Beach Clean
# Big Beach Clean

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,676 Views 10 Comments

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

# waste - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?

Aug 31st 2019, 9:15 AM 25,557 Views 41 Comments

Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.

# waste - Friday 30 August, 2019

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)
# No Waste
# No Waste

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)

Aug 30th 2019, 9:49 AM 19,987 Views 23 Comments

It is definitely possible to significantly reduce your day-to-day waste … but it’s harder than it sounds.

# waste - 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 7,183 Views 0 Comments

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

# waste - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day
# Waste
# Waste

'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day

Sep 9th 2018, 4:00 PM 10,088 Views 8 Comments

Next Saturday, groups who take part join together to clean up illegal waste in their local area.

# waste - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Sep 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,700 Views 63 Comments

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# waste - Monday 3 September, 2018

Thousands of tents left behind at Electric Picnic campsite cleared by bulldozers
# Environment
# Environment

Thousands of tents left behind at Electric Picnic campsite cleared by bulldozers

Sep 3rd 2018, 9:45 PM 83,732 Views 99 Comments

One festival attendee said that there was “millions of euro worth of stuff left behind”.

# waste - 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 25,788 Views 18 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.

# waste - Sunday 8 July, 2018

The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions

Jul 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,555 Views 30 Comments

Eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the Earth’s oceans and seas each year.

# waste - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping
# Funding
# Funding

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 22,736 Views 71 Comments

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# waste - 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 8,779 Views 20 Comments

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

# waste - 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 30,309 Views 15 Comments

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

# waste - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws
# Final Straw
# Final Straw

Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 42,774 Views 21 Comments

We talked to them to find out more about the reasons behind the decision.

# waste - 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 23,853 Views 40 Comments

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

# waste - 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 21,040 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.

# waste - Monday 27 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 27th 2017, 12:45 PM 17,082 Views 47 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# waste - Friday 24 November, 2017

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report
# Repak
# Repak

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report

Nov 24th 2017, 12:59 PM 7,825 Views 31 Comments

Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.

# waste - 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
# Driving Mr Naughten

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

Oct 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,453 Views 73 Comments

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

# waste - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 17th 2017, 11:45 AM 20,820 Views 69 Comments

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

# waste - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
# Irish Cement
# Irish Cement

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,369 Views 17 Comments

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# waste - Monday 28 August, 2017

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin
# Video Footage
# Video Footage

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin

Aug 28th 2017, 4:48 PM 56,091 Views 105 Comments

Greyhound Household has released video footage of Dublin residents verbally abusing staff members.

# waste - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?

Jul 6th 2017, 12:45 PM 30,164 Views 73 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# waste - 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 27,219 Views 76 Comments

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

# waste - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme

Jun 29th 2017, 2:30 PM 25,726 Views 107 Comments

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.

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