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# single-use-plastics - Monday 30 December, 2019

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,768 Views 76 Comments

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# single-use-plastics - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

Jul 30th 2019, 9:14 PM 22,597 Views 23 Comments

The hotel group uses an average of 200 million ‘bathroom miniatures’ in its rooms each year.

# single-use-plastics - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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

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

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,277 Views 17 Comments

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

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021
# Plastic Pollution
# Plastic Pollution

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021

Mar 27th 2019, 11:05 PM 13,942 Views 41 Comments

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

# single-use-plastics - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Poll: Should products come with a warning if they damage the environment?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should products come with a warning if they damage the environment?

Feb 17th 2019, 10:29 AM 17,323 Views 49 Comments

There are currently no rules which would identify the environmental damage a product can cause.

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Feb 17th 2019, 7:31 AM 18,930 Views 22 Comments

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

# single-use-plastics - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,273 Views 64 Comments

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

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics
# Environment
# Environment

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

Dec 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 16,350 Views 34 Comments

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

# single-use-plastics - Monday 19 November, 2018

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?

Nov 19th 2018, 9:31 AM 36,844 Views 84 Comments

It cost over €7 million to remove these products from the sewer network in 2017.

# single-use-plastics - Friday 10 August, 2018

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags
# Bag It Up
# Bag It Up

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

Aug 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 9,675 Views 15 Comments

New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year.

# single-use-plastics - Sunday 1 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 8,397 Views 30 Comments

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

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030
# Plastic
# Plastic

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Jan 17th 2018, 8:29 AM 12,989 Views 35 Comments

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.