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# 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.

# waste - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Lowry tied for lead after outstanding first round in Arizona Not Wasting Time

Lowry tied for lead after outstanding first round in Arizona

The Offaly man finished with a six-under-par 65 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

# waste - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Fears bin charges will rise as new ‘pay by weight’ system rolls out this year

“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”

# waste - Saturday 17 October, 2015

# waste - Monday 29 June, 2015

Is Ireland a ‘genuinely filthy nation’?

We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?

# waste - Friday 12 December, 2014

How to buy a slap-up Christmas meal (and all the extras) on a budget

The main Christmas meal is actually relatively cheap to cook from scratch providing you plan ahead.

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

An EPA report has also found raw sewage is still being dumped into bathing waters.

# waste - Friday 21 November, 2014

We’re throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills

There was a a slight increase in the quantity of household waste collected in 2013.

# waste - Monday 22 September, 2014

Greyhound workers vote to end 14-week lockout

The agreement will see a number of redundancies and a wage reduction of between 15% and 20%.

# waste - Thursday 18 September, 2014

More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant

A major issue is tanks not being emptied and cleaned regularly enough.

# waste - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons FOI

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons

The company has not yet re-applied for the permit, the council confirmed.

# waste - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: The Poolbeg Incinerator makes little sense – we need to waste less and recycle more

Dublin City Councillors will be asked to support proceeding with the Poolbeg Incinerator this evening.

# waste - Friday 5 September, 2014

Greyhound pledges to reduce 35% pay cut and offers workers redundancy

The workers will have to vote on the proposals next week.

# waste - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

# waste - Thursday 14 August, 2014

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

Joan Collins and two Dublin councillors have been ordered to stop the blockade – but workers have vowed to continue to picket.

# waste - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From Business ETC Greyhound “not interested in disputes”, SIPTU says workers “effectively on breadline” Locked Out

Greyhound “not interested in disputes”, SIPTU says workers “effectively on breadline”

The lockout has been ongoing for a number of weeks and both sides say they are willing to enter dialogue.

# waste - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Both sides remain at loggerheads in Greyhound dispute as minister notes ‘bitterness’

Richard Bruton says the future of the industry must be considered.

Greyhound: Agency staff are doing a better job than striking workers

Not true says SIPTU, who also say the dispute is a lock out.

# waste - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Greyhound says workers are deliberately jumping in front of vans. “Absolutely not” says SIPTU…

A SIPTU shop steward was hit by a van yesterday…

# waste - Friday 27 June, 2014

Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work

The strike, which began at 6am, centres on a proposed pay cut and cuts to allowances.

# waste - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don’t flush expired medicines down the toilet

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# waste - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# waste - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here’s where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# waste - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are ‘buy one get one free’ offers just filling up your bins?

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# waste - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections

The EPA says that most failures are down to poor maintenance.

# waste - Friday 28 March, 2014

This infographic shows just how much food we waste

1.3bn tonnes, in fact.

# waste - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

We’re dumping less waste in landfills – but also recycling less

The EPA warns that we’re still at risk of not meeting the 2016 target for diverting waste from landfills.

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