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#plastic

# plastic - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic

It appears to feed exclusively on a type of plastic used widely in plastic bottles.

# plastic - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?

Similar schemes are already in place in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

# plastic - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Poll: Do you think supermarkets should reduce plastic packaging? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think supermarkets should reduce plastic packaging?

Campaigners are asking people to leave the excess plastic packaging with the cashier.

# plastic - Friday 23 March, 2018

Pacific dump of plastic waste is now bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined

Most of the dump is made up of tiny fragments of plastic smaller than 5mm.

# plastic - Monday 19 February, 2018

Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds

It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.

# plastic - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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

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

# plastic - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Plastic rubbish is killing hundreds of turtles every year

The rise in plastic refuse in the ocean and on beaches is killing turtles of all species.

# plastic - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

The Social Democrats want one.

# plastic - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Marks & Spencer is cutting down on packaging - here's how other supermarkets measure up

Supervalu and Centra said that “packaging plays an important role in containing, preserving and protecting food”.

# plastic - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Lidl recalls vegetarian mince due to possible presence of bits of plastic

On Tuesday, mince was recalled from Aldi for the same reason.

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

# plastic - Saturday 17 June, 2017

The Green Party wants to give you 10c back for each plastic bottle and can you recycle

The party’s new Waste Reduction Bill 2017 also aims to ban non-recyclable coffee cups by 2020.

# plastic - Friday 27 January, 2017

Poll: Do you recycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

# plastic - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

# plastic - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates?

France recently passed a similar law.

# plastic - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging

Wholefoods have gone back to selling mandarins as they should be.

# plastic - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

# plastic - Friday 29 August, 2014

Cut up your six pack rings warns IWDG after dolphin death in Cork

A piece of plastic debris wrapped around its beak preventing it from feeding.

# plastic - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Almost the entire ocean surface has some plastic debris

Plastics from toys, bags, food containers and utensils have made their way onto the ocean surfaces – and the problem is getting worse.

# plastic - Saturday 18 January, 2014

What you need to know about 3D printing

It’s been around since the 80s but it’s only recently that 3D printing has hit the mainstream. So how does it work?

# plastic - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer

Bisphenol A is a common component of plastic bottles and the linings of food cans

# plastic - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

McCoy's crisps recalled after plastic found in packets

Four different multipacks of McCoy’s crisps were being voluntarily recalled from shelves.

# plastic - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend

Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.

# plastic - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge LA bans plastic… bags not surgery PLASTI-TAX

LA bans plastic… bags not surgery

Ten years after Ireland issued a plastic bag tax, the land of plastic fantastics plans to phase them out.

# plastic - Monday 31 October, 2011

Science students pick up prize for fuel project

Two third year students from Co Waterford won the top prize at SciFest@Intel 2011 for their project, which converts plastic into the fuel source crude oil.

# plastic - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pepsi unveils new plant-based bottle

New bottle costs the same as old bottle but is made from materials like pine bark and corn husk.