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# waste - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC
# Halt
# Halt

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:59 PM 5,739 Views 12 Comments

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

# waste - Thursday 14 August, 2014

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks
# Battle
# Battle

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

Aug 14th 2014, 8:07 PM 11,009 Views 84 Comments

Joan Collins and two Dublin councillors have been ordered to stop the blockade – but workers have vowed to continue to picket.

# waste - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Greyhound "not interested in disputes", SIPTU says workers "effectively on breadline"
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Greyhound "not interested in disputes", SIPTU says workers "effectively on breadline"

Jul 12th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,201 Views 58 Comments

The lockout has been ongoing for a number of weeks and both sides say they are willing to enter dialogue.

# waste - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Both sides remain at loggerheads in Greyhound dispute as minister notes 'bitterness'
# Waste
# Waste

Both sides remain at loggerheads in Greyhound dispute as minister notes 'bitterness'

Jul 8th 2014, 5:38 PM 5,815 Views 2 Comments

Richard Bruton says the future of the industry must be considered.

Greyhound: Agency staff are doing a better job than striking workers
# Mudslinging
# Mudslinging

Greyhound: Agency staff are doing a better job than striking workers

Jul 8th 2014, 8:38 AM 13,952 Views 76 Comments

Not true says SIPTU, who also say the dispute is a lock out.

# waste - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Greyhound says workers are deliberately jumping in front of vans. "Absolutely not" says SIPTU...
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound says workers are deliberately jumping in front of vans. "Absolutely not" says SIPTU...

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:27 PM 14,241 Views 32 Comments

A SIPTU shop steward was hit by a van yesterday…

# waste - Friday 27 June, 2014

Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work

Jun 27th 2014, 2:35 PM 14,181 Views 50 Comments

The strike, which began at 6am, centres on a proposed pay cut and cuts to allowances.

# waste - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

Jun 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,295 Views 25 Comments

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# waste - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?
# Funding
# Funding

How does your local council spend its money?

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 12,092 Views 31 Comments

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# waste - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 145 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# waste - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

Apr 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,197 Views 24 Comments

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# waste - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:06 AM 8,657 Views 55 Comments

The EPA says that most failures are down to poor maintenance.

# waste - Friday 28 March, 2014

This infographic shows just how much food we waste
# Foodcloud
# Foodcloud

This infographic shows just how much food we waste

Mar 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,460 Views 16 Comments

1.3bn tonnes, in fact.

# waste - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

We're dumping less waste in landfills - but also recycling less
# On Target
# On Target

We're dumping less waste in landfills - but also recycling less

Mar 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,099 Views 29 Comments

The EPA warns that we’re still at risk of not meeting the 2016 target for diverting waste from landfills.

# waste - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

5,000 Corkonians to be fed with curry... made from food 'waste'
# Feed The 5000
# Feed The 5000

5,000 Corkonians to be fed with curry... made from food 'waste'

Mar 12th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,809 Views 12 Comments

The tasty vegetarian curry will be made with nutritious vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.

# waste - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare
# Hazard
# Hazard

Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare

Mar 6th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,818 Views 24 Comments

Clare County Council has started an investigation to find out who has been depositing asbestos at nine places around the county.

# waste - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator plan could be abandoned
# Dropped
# Dropped

Poolbeg incinerator plan could be abandoned

Jan 14th 2014, 10:39 AM 6,609 Views 45 Comments

The project has already cost in the region of €100 million.

# waste - Monday 23 December, 2013

Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas
# Recycle
# Recycle

Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas

Dec 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM 7,038 Views 23 Comments

Repak expects to recycle 44,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the Christmas period.

# waste - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)

Dec 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 17,279 Views 44 Comments

The costs of the proposed Poolbeg incinerator are now approaching €100 million – but construction is still yet to begin.

# waste - Thursday 28 November, 2013

If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now

Nov 28th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,589 Views 12 Comments

The EPA has sought to remind people to take part in the public consultation on a new waste management plan before the deadline next month.

# waste - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Council can now challenge suspected illegal rubbish dumpers at their homes
# Dublin
# Dublin

Council can now challenge suspected illegal rubbish dumpers at their homes

Oct 10th 2013, 6:50 AM 7,244 Views 36 Comments

Certain Dublin City Council staff can now question residents, as part of their crackdown on illegal rubbish dumping.

# waste - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees

Sep 15th 2013, 8:30 PM 10,847 Views 48 Comments

The stalled Poolbeg incinerator project has cost over €90 million over more than ten years – even though construction has yet to start on it…

# waste - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Creating culture amidst the rubbish in Temple Bar's lanes
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Creating culture amidst the rubbish in Temple Bar's lanes

Sep 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 22,735 Views 45 Comments

How the Icon Factory is battling waste. Also – can Temple Bar’s lanes be reclaimed? A new project aims to do just that.

# waste - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Clean-up of hazardous waste site could cost State up to half a million euro
# Waste
# Waste

Clean-up of hazardous waste site could cost State up to half a million euro

Sep 3rd 2013, 1:52 PM 6,578 Views 14 Comments

Louth County Council has begun the tendering process for the clean-up of the site, which was discovered two years ago.

# waste - Friday 23 August, 2013

Body of man found in waste truck at Panda facility
# Dublin
# Dublin

Body of man found in waste truck at Panda facility

Aug 23rd 2013, 12:21 PM 25,245 Views 25 Comments

Staff unloading a waste truck found the body of the man this morning.

# waste - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped
# Waste Not
# Waste Not

Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped

Aug 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,051 Views 10 Comments

There is still no date for when building will start on the Poolbeg incinerator, which has been in the works for over a decade.

# waste - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,578 Views 10 Comments

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

# waste - Friday 5 July, 2013

Greyhound says government to blame for new increase in waste collection prices
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound says government to blame for new increase in waste collection prices

Jul 5th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,196 Views 74 Comments

The government is increasing the levy on how much waste collection companies pay to dump landfill – which means a price increase for Greyhound customers.

# waste - Monday 1 July, 2013

Strict new Dublin rubbish laws restrict collection times
# Waste Not
# Waste Not

Strict new Dublin rubbish laws restrict collection times

Jul 1st 2013, 10:38 AM 13,998 Views 25 Comments

Rubbish can’t be put out until after 6pm on the day before it is collected in Dublin – and waste trucks can only operate from 6am to 9pm in residential areas.

# waste - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Greyhound wins €2m bin contract with Dublin City Council
# Waste
# Waste

Greyhound wins €2m bin contract with Dublin City Council

Jun 30th 2013, 1:05 PM 10,706 Views 61 Comments

The rubbish collection company is ‘saving Dublin City Council €12m a year’, it said.

# waste - Friday 21 June, 2013

The most extreme anti-dog-poo ad you'll ever see
# Poo Watch
From The Daily Edge
# Poo Watch

The most extreme anti-dog-poo ad you'll ever see

Jun 21st 2013, 11:06 AM 2,847 Views 0 Comments

You’ll be scared into pooper scooper yes forever.

# waste - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

If you don't pick up your dog poo in Spain then this might happen...
# Poo Watch
From The Daily Edge
# Poo Watch

If you don't pick up your dog poo in Spain then this might happen...

Jun 5th 2013, 11:36 AM 4,156 Views 5 Comments

Talk about a “special delivery”.

# waste - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment
# Green Flag
# Green Flag

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment

Apr 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,957 Views 10 Comments

The college was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010.

# waste - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city's illegal dumping problem
# Dirty Dublin
# Dirty Dublin

Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city's illegal dumping problem

Apr 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,223 Views 50 Comments

The Dublin Litter Blog showcases the overstuffed bags, rubbish and random items illegally dumped on the capital’s streets.

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
# Whiskey
# Whiskey

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel

Apr 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,937 Views 19 Comments

The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.

# waste - Friday 12 April, 2013

Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'

Apr 12th 2013, 6:00 PM 13,544 Views 62 Comments

An Taisce has heavily criticised plans to prevent illegal dumping by stopping street cleaning altogether in parts of the north inner city.

# waste - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise
# Maldives
# Maldives

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise

Mar 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 15,565 Views 18 Comments

Thilafushi, an artificial island in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, is the dumping ground for Malé and luxury hotels.

# waste - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

Jan 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 20 Views 81 Comments

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

# waste - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas
# Recycling
# Recycling

Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2012, 8:30 AM 2,284 Views 12 Comments

Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.