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# Waste

All time
# Ringaskiddy
Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time
An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.
# Rubbish
'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste
A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.
# final straw
Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws
We talked to them to find out more about the reasons behind the decision.
# Gotcha
Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin
These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.
'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'
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.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Repak
Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report
Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.
# driving mr naughten
The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next
The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.
# 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.
# Irish Cement
'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.
# Video Footage
Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin
Greyhound Household has released video footage of Dublin residents verbally abusing staff members.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# utter rubbish
'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil
“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.
# What a waste
'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme
Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.
# recycling ramp up
A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling
The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.
# waste charges
Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped
The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# burning waste
Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.
# Rubbish
Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste
There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.
# hazardous
Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site
The PSNI said that the boy is currently receiving treatment in hospital after it is believed he came into contact with the hazardous substance.
# the limit
Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement
It comes after the pay-by-weight scheme was delayed last year.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Are you good at recycling?
What do you really think? Be honest.
# dog mess
Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.
# Wicklow
A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company
CRH subsidiary Roadstone has been delayed from filling a disused quarry with construction refuse.
# No white smoke
No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet
The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.
# Water Charges
Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans
There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.
# Social Entrepreneurs
'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong'
FoodCloud, an organisation helping to combat this, has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.
# fly my pretties
Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday
# Waste
Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households
Three out of five people think households should be charged for excessive water use.
# former landfill
Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.
# somebody's watching you
12,000 homes in Dublin will soon be monitored for what they're putting in their green bins
And if you’re contaminating the recycling – a fine could be coming down the line.
# recycle
How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'
The minister said he is open to suggestions as to how apartment dwellers could be encouraged to recycle.
# Ballynagran
'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste
“There was a failure to put in place any plans to deal with this – now Wicklow will become a dumping ground because of this failure.”
# Louth
Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump
Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water supply in Dundalk as a result.
# waste charges
Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping
Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.
# Controversy
Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year
The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.
# Waste companies
Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'
“This was always the sword of Damacles to be held over their heads.”
# On the up
Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'
The Tánaiste said legislation would be introduced if waste companies are found to be exploiting customers.
# What a waste
Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging
Wholefoods have gone back to selling mandarins as they should be.
# not wasting time
Lowry tied for lead after outstanding first round in Arizona
The Offaly man finished with a six-under-par 65 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.