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# rubbish - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Recycling of packaging waste has declined from 70% in 2013 to 64% in 2018.

# rubbish - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

# rubbish - Friday 13 March, 2020

Debunked: 'No substance whatsoever' to WhatsApp voicenote claiming Ireland is going into 'Status Red' lockdown

The Defence Forces has dismissed the widely-shared message as “irresponsible”.

# rubbish - Friday 14 February, 2020

From The42 Zouma: Mourinho told me I was rubbish at Chelsea Criticism

Zouma: Mourinho told me I was rubbish at Chelsea

The French defender worked with the Portuguese boss during the latter’s second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

# rubbish - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

# rubbish - 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.

# rubbish - 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.’

# rubbish - 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.

# rubbish - Saturday 26 January, 2019

How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The litres of alcohol seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Port.

# rubbish - Thursday 24 January, 2019

13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas

Last year the Pure project removed 160 tonnes of illegal waste from these areas.

# rubbish - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

# rubbish - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

# rubbish - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.

# rubbish - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year

Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.

# rubbish - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

# rubbish - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

# rubbish - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time

An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.

# rubbish - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

# rubbish - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin

These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.

# rubbish - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

# rubbish - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Irish rugby player Ian Madigan delivered a serious burn when someone gave out about women referees Rubbish

# rubbish - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping

Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.

# rubbish - Sunday 3 September, 2017

People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic

The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.

# rubbish - Friday 18 August, 2017

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers

The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.

# rubbish - Friday 7 July, 2017

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

# rubbish - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

# rubbish - 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.

# rubbish - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Greek workers are protesting against staff shortages that have resulted from terminating hundreds of short-term contracts.

# rubbish - Monday 19 June, 2017

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

# rubbish - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

# rubbish - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# rubbish - Monday 24 April, 2017

The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste

The facility will fire up this weekend.

# rubbish - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.

# rubbish - Sunday 1 January, 2017

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

# rubbish - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins Litter This post contains videos

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

# rubbish - Friday 14 October, 2016

Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city

They say the issue is down to shopkeepers.

# rubbish - Friday 12 August, 2016

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year

There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.

# rubbish - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Montana woman killed baby girl and hid her body in a bin

The woman admitted punching the baby on three occasions.

# rubbish - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year

“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”

# rubbish - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck

He went through two compaction cycles.

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