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#plastic waste

# plastic-waste - Friday 1 February, 2019

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption

A ban on single-use plastics in Ireland won’t make a dent in ocean plastic pollution, while just five developing nations are the source of most of the pollution, writes Barry Dunning.

# plastic-waste - Friday 11 January, 2019

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

# plastic-waste - Sunday 8 July, 2018

The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions

Eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the Earth’s oceans and seas each year.

# plastic-waste - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.

# plastic-waste - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?

Similar schemes are already in place in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

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