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# 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.

# recycling - Thursday 13 October, 2016

If you're living in north Dublin, you might want to ignore this recycling flyer

Because it isn’t legitimate. Fingal County Council has posted on social media this evening warning residents to be on their guard.

# recycling - 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.

# recycling - Monday 5 September, 2016

Here it is - everything you've ever wanted to know about recycling but were afraid to ask

Ever wondered if you were doing it right? We’ve got all the answers…

# recycling - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Renewed appeal for information on baby found dead at Bray recycling plant

The baby, named Alannah, was found in the Greenstar recycling facility in Bray in May.

# recycling - Thursday 19 May, 2016

The new Pay By Weight bin system (including recycling) explained

Green bins, black bags and microchips: We answer the questions everyone is asking.

# recycling - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Pay-by-weight charges for green bins scrapped

However, private companies might still add their own charge.

# recycling - Monday 16 May, 2016

Poll: Should people be charged for their recycling? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people be charged for their recycling?

The Department of the Environment says the new system will actually save people money.

# recycling - Friday 13 May, 2016

Baby whose body was found at recycling facility laid to rest

Gardaí have appealed for the mother to come forward.

# recycling - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Gardaí say it's possible baby girl found in Bray was stillborn

Gardaí are appealing for the baby’s mum to get in touch as she will need medical attention.

# recycling - Friday 25 December, 2015

# recycling - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Ever thought about what happens to your used hotel soap?

A question you probably never wanted an answer to…

# recycling - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Paul Murphy was a bit concerned there wouldn’t be enough bills to bin at his ‘Bin your Bills’ protest

The Anti Austerity Alliance has launched a “counter-offensive” against Irish Water, outside the beleaguered utility’s HQ.

# recycling - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

# recycling - Thursday 19 March, 2015

People in Italy are living in this treehouse

This structure was designed by Luciano Pia and incorporates more than 150 trees.

# recycling - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Opinion: How to make your home (or business!) more efficient and green

Top tips for changes that can dramatically reduce the financial, and environmental, costs of running a home or business.

# recycling - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers)

We’re second in the EU28 for recycling – but here’s how we could do a hell of a lot better.

# recycling - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

We recycle 37 glass bottles a week per head of population and they’re mainly alcohol related

There’s been an increase of nearly 10% in glass bottle collections.

# recycling - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Panda worker found almost €3,000 in a skip and got it back to the rightful owner

The woman dumped the cash by mistake when clearing out her fathers house after he recently passed away.

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