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#recycling

# recycling - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie 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.

# recycling - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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

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

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

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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.

# recycling - Monday 11 September, 2017

Poll: Would you pay a deposit when buying bottles if it meant you could get it back later? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

# recycling - Sunday 3 September, 2017

People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic

The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.

# recycling - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund?

The proposal is being debated before the Dáil tonight at 8.30pm.

# recycling - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# recycling - Monday 3 July, 2017

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

# recycling - Thursday 29 June, 2017

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

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

# recycling - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling

The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Monday 22 May, 2017

Three kittens dumped in Cork recycling bin saved by girl who heard their cries for help

It took a number of hours to free the animals.

# recycling - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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.

# recycling - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Poll: Are you good at recycling? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you good at recycling?

What do you really think? Be honest.

# recycling - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Recycling: 'This can't go on. I want refundable deposits on bottles and cans. It can be done'

The schemes that work in other countries can work here too, writes Victoria White.

# recycling - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts

Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.

# recycling - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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.

# recycling - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Dead animals and concrete bricks': One third of green bin collections can't be recycled

The rubbish ends up being disposed of in dumps.

# recycling - Friday 30 December, 2016

Want to break a world record for throwing a Christmas tree?

Get ready for this year’s competition, taking place on 8 January.

# recycling - Sunday 11 December, 2016

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.

# recycling - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

QUIZ: Are You On the Naughty Or Nice List For Recycling This Christmas?

It’s kind of like Santa’s list, but more important.

7 ways to have a green Christmas this year

While you’re hoping for a white one.

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