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# recycling - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
# Rubbish
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# Rubbish

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Sep 16th 2020, 12:47 PM 17,455 Views 43 Comments

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

# recycling - Friday 4 September, 2020

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
# Eamon Ryan
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# Eamon Ryan

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

Sep 4th 2020, 1:35 PM 19,731 Views 47 Comments

The five-year plan aims to “place Ireland at the vanguard of EU efforts”.

# recycling - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels
# Recycling
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# Recycling

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:02 PM 28,149 Views 14 Comments

WEEE Ireland said it recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July.

# recycling - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Nov 24th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,383 Views 34 Comments

Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins
# Waste Management
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# Waste Management

Dublin City Council considers re-trial of street recycling bins

Nov 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,254 Views 21 Comments

The council previously trialed the idea at two city centre locations in 2018.

# recycling - Thursday 14 November, 2019

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

Nov 14th 2019, 9:17 AM 15,047 Views 64 Comments

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

# recycling - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 28,174 Views 130 Comments

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

# recycling - Monday 30 September, 2019

Ireland's first reverse vending machine allows people to recycle plastic bottles in return for 10c vouchers
# Monaghan
From TheJournal.ie
# Monaghan

Ireland's first reverse vending machine allows people to recycle plastic bottles in return for 10c vouchers

Sep 30th 2019, 9:16 PM 47,253 Views 39 Comments

The machine is located in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

# recycling - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
# Ireland 2029
From TheJournal.ie
# Ireland 2029

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'

Jul 31st 2019, 8:30 PM 11,632 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.

# recycling - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal
# Flying The Green Flag
From TheJournal.ie
# Flying The Green Flag

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Jun 27th 2019, 3:00 PM 21,418 Views 54 Comments

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

# recycling - Friday 21 June, 2019

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland
# Voluntary
From TheJournal.ie
# Voluntary

These unique new labels are to make recycling easier in Ireland

Jun 21st 2019, 1:15 PM 31,647 Views 49 Comments

The system is supposed to help consumers see which items are widely recycled, and which aren’t recyclable.

# recycling - Monday 10 June, 2019

Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Jun 10th 2019, 5:13 PM 10,118 Views 10 Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today.

# recycling - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

May 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,029 Views 49 Comments

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

# recycling - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country

Apr 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,342 Views 30 Comments

The supermarket chain said that recycling stations will rolled out next month.

# recycling - Saturday 26 January, 2019

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Jan 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 60,789 Views 92 Comments

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

# recycling - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
# Microbeads
From TheJournal.ie
# Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,255 Views 64 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# recycling - 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 7,147 Views 0 Comments

Her reasoning for doing so is pretty sound.

# recycling - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:47 PM 26,228 Views 43 Comments

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

# recycling - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy?

Oct 7th 2018, 9:57 AM 17,924 Views 47 Comments

Lidl has confirmed that by next year it will have discontinued the sale of single-use plastics in its Irish stores.

Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year
# Environment
From TheJournal.ie
# Environment

Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 41,984 Views 39 Comments

But they aren’t going as far as their stores in the UK just yet.

# recycling - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%
# OFF TARGET
From TheJournal.ie
# OFF TARGET

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

Sep 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 7,168 Views 43 Comments

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

# recycling - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'

Aug 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,589 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.

# recycling - Thursday 19 July, 2018

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour
# Latte Levy
From TheJournal.ie
# Latte Levy

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour

Jul 19th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,606 Views 70 Comments

There is talk that a so-called latte levy might be introduced to combat waste.

# recycling - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants
# Going Green
From TheJournal.ie
# Going Green

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

Jul 5th 2018, 5:00 PM 13,344 Views 45 Comments

The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.

# recycling - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg
# Waste Reduction
From TheJournal.ie
# Waste Reduction

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 8,391 Views 30 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

# recycling - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year
# E-waste
From TheJournal.ie
# E-waste

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Jun 14th 2018, 11:03 AM 20,307 Views 16 Comments

Enough iron for 2.5 Eiffel towers and enough copper for 27 Statues of Liberty was recovered.

# recycling - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,501 Views 41 Comments

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

# recycling - Friday 27 April, 2018

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins
# Charging
From TheJournal.ie
# Charging

Greyhound latest bin company to start charging customers for green bins

Apr 27th 2018, 1:07 PM 25,070 Views 86 Comments

The charges have been blamed on China’s decision to stop accepting and processing recycling materials.

# recycling - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a move to ban non-recyclable coffee cups?

Mar 31st 2018, 10:19 AM 27,954 Views 96 Comments

Dublin City Council is set to look at banning the cups.

# recycling - Monday 19 March, 2018

Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day
# Going Green
From TheJournal.ie
# Going Green

Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day

Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,150 Views 65 Comments

On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.

# recycling - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban
# Green Bins
From TheJournal.ie
# Green Bins

Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban

Mar 14th 2018, 10:08 AM 26,220 Views 157 Comments

The company said it will be charging 80 cents per lift and 4.5 cents per kilogramme.

# recycling - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion?

Feb 27th 2018, 9:35 AM 19,573 Views 54 Comments

Cheap, disposable clothing has a big environmental impact.

# recycling - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030
# Plastic
From TheJournal.ie
# Plastic

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 12,896 Views 35 Comments

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

# recycling - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
# Crisis Levels
From TheJournal.ie
# Crisis Levels

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 127,150 Views 100 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# recycling - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'
# Recycling
From TheJournal.ie
# Recycling

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'

Jan 6th 2018, 9:00 AM 21,030 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.

# recycling - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Getting rid of that Christmas tree? Here's where you can recycle it for free
# Be Gone Tree
From TheJournal.ie
# Be Gone Tree

Getting rid of that Christmas tree? Here's where you can recycle it for free

Jan 2nd 2018, 5:48 PM 34,634 Views 9 Comments

There are centres up around the country to dispose of your tree for free.

# recycling - Monday 27 November, 2017

Poll: Do you argue over who puts out the bin?
# Lunch Crunch
From TheJournal.ie
# Lunch Crunch

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

Nov 27th 2017, 12:45 PM 17,071 Views 47 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# recycling - 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
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 22,447 Views 73 Comments

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

# recycling - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?
# IKEA
From TheJournal.ie
# IKEA

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?

Oct 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 17,292 Views 32 Comments

The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.

# recycling - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups
# Disposed
From TheJournal.ie
# Disposed

Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups

Oct 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 29,357 Views 37 Comments

There’s a growing need to find more sustainable ways of dealing with waste in ireland.

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