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#plastic waste

# plastic-waste - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at the country going plastic free before the end of the next decade.

# plastic-waste - Monday 29 July, 2019

Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land

‘It really is shocking to find plastic waste so far off-shore and so deep in the ocean.’

# 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.