This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 20 °C Saturday 30 May, 2020


# repak - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

# repak - 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?

# repak - Friday 24 November, 2017

Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report

Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.

# repak - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

# repak - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

# repak - Friday 27 January, 2017

Poll: Do you recycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

No grass. No nappies. Here is a definitive list of what you can recycle

Over a third of all recycling or green bins are contaminated with things like electrical goods and liquids.

# repak - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know?

Think you’re fairly green? Let’s find out…

# repak - Monday 5 September, 2016

Here it is - everything you've ever wanted to know about recycling but were afraid to ask

Ever wondered if you were doing it right? We’ve got all the answers…

# repak - Sunday 27 March, 2016

17.7 million chocolate eggs eaten in Ireland over Easter break - study

Spending on eggs will reach almost €40 million this year, according to new research.

# repak - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers)

We’re second in the EU28 for recycling – but here’s how we could do a hell of a lot better.

# repak - Monday 23 December, 2013

Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas

Repak expects to recycle 44,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the Christmas period.

# repak - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas

Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.

# repak - 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.

# repak - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers

How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?

# repak - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend

Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.

# repak - Friday 6 April, 2012

Easter (chocolate) by numbers

As we consume about 9.5 million Easter eggs over the next few days, Repak has asked us to keep recycling in mind.

# repak - Thursday 22 December, 2011

In numbers: what we consume over Christmas

Fifty million cans of beer, 22 million bottles of wine, four million boxes of chocolates – Repak says recycling can ease the guilt.