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#plastics

# plastics - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

# plastics - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From The42 No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human' Opening Up

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

# plastics - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# plastics - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour Howth This post contains videos

'It benefits ourselves and the environment': Seabin that collects plastic waste is launched in Howth Harbour

The initiative was started by local Rowan Byrne and saw a crowdfunding effort to make it happen.

# plastics - 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.

# plastics - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

# plastics - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans Bloom Festival This post contains videos

'This will shock people': The underwater garden with a warning about plastics in our oceans

The garden is on show at Bloom Festival, which runs from 30 May to 3 June.

# plastics - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# plastics - Saturday 26 January, 2019

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

# plastics - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# plastics - Sunday 9 September, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

# plastics - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

# plastics - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

# plastics - Friday 8 June, 2018

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

# plastics - Monday 19 February, 2018

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy? Plastics This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?

A new Irish study has found that most deepwater fish in the north-west Atlantic have ingested plastic particles arising from pollution.

# plastics - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# plastics - Sunday 19 February, 2017

How and why three guys in their 20s launched a canned water brand

CanO Water has also started shipping to China and the Czech Republic.

# plastics - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics

Right now, the production of these materials requires food stuffs like corn, wheat, sugar beets, and sugar cane.

# plastics - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Famous works of art...recreated with buttons Plastics

Famous works of art...recreated with buttons

and beads, and shells, and barbies, and curtain hooks…

# plastics - Monday 1 July, 2013

Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory

Around 100,000 tonnes of material on fire at recycling plant in Smethwick, England.