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# Waste

This month
February 2024
European Commission issues warning to Ireland over pumping waste water into sensitive areas
Last year
2023
Just 28% of plastic packaging recycled as country remains off track to meet EU targets
Over half of Ireland's waste water discharges still aren't meeting EU standards
Two thirds of general waste could've been recycled or composted, EPA finds
Council gets temporary court order preventing recycling facility from accepting any more waste
The public is being asked to have their say on a new plan to deal with waste in Ireland
Tánaiste pledges review of waste collection as Dáil hears clashes over Panda's brown bin charge
Waste company Panda criticised after new €3.80 brown bin charge announced
New waste regulations to include incentivised charging and segregation for commercial waste
All time
Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill
Rising levels of waste making it difficult to increase recycling rates, EPA warns
Cafe owner: We are being persecuted by the 'latte levy' due to come in
UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
New polling finds widespread support for 20c levy on disposable cups
Nearly three-quarters of people are in favour of the latte levy.
The measure is due to be introduced before the end of the year.
Environmentalists say it will help tackle waste but restaurateurs argue it will hurt small businesses.
Circular Economy Act signed into law with disposable cup levy due before end of year
Urgent action needed over 'worryingly low' plastic packaging recycling rates, says EPA
Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row
15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in the US since March – report
Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'
Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?
Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates
Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day
EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay
There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin
Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)
Other influencers should follow Samantha Ravndahl's lead when it comes to accepting PR
'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day
'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'