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#Waste

# waste - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# waste - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time

An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.

# waste - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

# waste - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Waste, turtles, and money: Why Irish pubs and cafés are ditching plastic straws

We talked to them to find out more about the reasons behind the decision.

# waste - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin

These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.

# waste - 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.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Friday 24 November, 2017

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report

Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.

# waste - 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.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# waste - Monday 28 August, 2017

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin

Greyhound Household has released video footage of Dublin residents verbally abusing staff members.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

# waste - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped

The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.

# waste - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# waste - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# waste - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# waste - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site

The PSNI said that the boy is currently receiving treatment in hospital after it is believed he came into contact with the hazardous substance.

# waste - 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.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

# waste - Sunday 7 May, 2017

A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company

CRH subsidiary Roadstone has been delayed from filling a disused quarry with construction refuse.

# waste - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.

# waste - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

# waste - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong'

FoodCloud, an organisation helping to combat this, has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.

# waste - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

# waste - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households

Three out of five people think households should be charged for excessive water use.

# waste - Friday 3 March, 2017

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

# waste - 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.

# waste - 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.

# waste - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste

“There was a failure to put in place any plans to deal with this – now Wicklow will become a dumping ground because of this failure.”

# waste - Friday 21 October, 2016

Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump

Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water supply in Dundalk as a result.

# waste - Friday 22 July, 2016

Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping

Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.

# waste - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year

The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.

# waste - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'

“This was always the sword of Damacles to be held over their heads.”

Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'

The Tánaiste said legislation would be introduced if waste companies are found to be exploiting customers.

# waste - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging

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

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