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# landfill - Monday 11 February, 2019

Concern over proposal for 'massive' increase in waste intake at Meath landfill

The planning application proposes an increase in the waste intake from 88,000 tonnes a year to 440,000 a year.

# landfill - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister

A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.

# landfill - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'

Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert Brian O’Sullivan.

# landfill - Monday 12 June, 2017

Police searching landfill for blue suitcase used by Manchester bomber

Images of barrels stored in his car have also been released.

# landfill - 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.

# landfill - 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.

# landfill - 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.

# landfill - 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?

# landfill - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man searching for binned €4.8m told there's 'no chance' of finding it Bitcoins

Man searching for binned €4.8m told there's 'no chance' of finding it

James Howells accidentally binned $7.5m.

# landfill - Friday 26 April, 2013

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses

Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.

# landfill - Monday 1 October, 2012

Household recycling rates up 7 per cent on last year Recycling Week This post contains a poll

Household recycling rates up 7 per cent on last year

In the past 15 years, we’ve recycled 651,000 tonnes of waste in Ireland, six times the amount recycled in 1998.

# landfill - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park? Landfill This post contains images

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?

Waterford has one, and Cork will have one soon: A former landfill that is now a huge park. But how do you turn a huge mound of rubbish into a green space?

# landfill - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013

Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.

# landfill - Friday 1 June, 2012

Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012 Recycle This post contains videos

Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012

Repak wants consumers to think of the ‘forgotten recyclables’ from barbecue season over the June bank holiday.

# landfill - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# landfill - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled

The controversial landfill in Lusk which was first proposed in 1997 had been opposed by the local community.

# landfill - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

State's €4million bill for bringing Irish waste home from North

Around 10,000 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish is being excavated from a quarry just north of the Border.

# landfill - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country

As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.