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Mountains of plastic waste generated by hotel quarantine stay

Waste
(Apr 6, 2021)

A family in quarantine at a Dublin hotel has expressed shock at the “mountains” of waste plastic and paper that has built up in just one week of their stay.

 

Veolia Ireland Earns Intel’s 2020 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award

Waste
(Apr 6, 2021)

Veolia Ireland is proud to announce that it has earned the Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for 2020. Through its dedication to continuous quality improvement, Veolia has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations.

 

Recipe tips and advice could help reduce household food waste by a third

Waste
(Apr 6, 2021)

Setting aside just one day a week to make a meal using solely ingredients already present in the kitchen could slash household food waste by a third, a new study has found - indicating that encouraging small behavioural changes can make significant inroads into shrinking the world's food waste mountain.

 

Calls to investigate littering following bog blaze

Waste
(Mar 29, 2021)

Indiscriminate dumpers of litter and rubbish have been blamed for a major bog fire which caused significant damage to land and a wildlife habitat near the town of Strokestown in Co Roscommon recently.

 

Poots welcomes packaging partnership to tackle plastic pollution

Waste
(Mar 29, 2021)

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed a new partnership that will fund training places for packaging technologists in a drive to find more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics.

 

Waitrose bans children's magazines with 'excessive' plastic toy giveaways

Waste
(Mar 29, 2021)

Waitrose has announced it is to stop selling children's magazines that contain plastic disposable toys, in response to a campaign by a 10-year-old girl from Gwynedd, who launched a petition to persuade publishers to end the practice.

 

WEEE Ireland urge people to gather up WEEE items for recycling

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

WEEE Ireland CEO Leo Donovan was on Southeast Radio to discuss the importance of recycling our ewaste during the current restrictions.

 

EU Platform on Food Losses & Waste: Stepping up action to fight food waste in the EU and worldwide

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, last week addressed the 10th meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.

 

UK government proposes plan to make fashion firms pay more towards textile recycling

Waste
(Mar 22, 2021)

Clothing and textiles manufacturers could be forced to pay more towards the costs of recycling their products at the end of their lifespan, as part of a host of plans to combat waste and support the circular economy which were unveiled by the UK government last week.

 

Food waste is the next plastic in terms of its environmental impact

Waste
(Mar 15, 2021)

If we are to tackle climate change, it needs to be easier to prevent food waste - and, if not, then to redistribute it to people who need it, than it is to send to landfill.

 

Irish Rail to spend up to €150,000 on graffiti removal

Waste
(Mar 15, 2021)

Irish Rail wants to hire experts at "rolling graffiti removal" so it can cut costs caused by removing trains from service while they are cleaned.

 

UN report shows Irish binning food at rate of 110kg per person

Waste
(Mar 8, 2021)

Irish households and cafés are dumping food at a rate of more than 100kg per person every year in careless practices that are adding to an international food waste crisis.

 

RSK launches sustainable waste collection system solution

Waste
(Mar 8, 2021)

RSK Group Ltd, a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has launched a bespoke, end-to-end, waste collection system solution in partnership with leading waste-management business Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente (ESA).

 

Electrical waste recycled at local authority centres rose by 10% last year

Waste
(Mar 1, 2021)

The amount of electrical waste recycled at local authority centres rose by 10% last year - the equivalent of half a million small appliances, new data from WEEE Ireland shows.

 

Aldi to ban plastic egg packaging

Waste
(Mar 1, 2021)

Aldi has committed to remove plastic packaging from its entire egg range.

 

Call for Proposals Food Waste Reduction 2021

Waste
(Feb 22, 2021)

The Rural Innovation and Development Fund (RIDF) supports proposals on initiatives to promote and develop projects in the rural communities.

 

 


 
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