Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Stop Food Waste – Make the most of your food

Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food. Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA said, “Many people have resolved to be a […]

EPA Calls On Local Authorities To Target Inspections To Improve Air Quality

23 out of 31 local authorities improved their environmental performance between 2014 – 2016; 29 met the target standard. Local authorities need to target inspections to: control the burning of solid fuel, to lessen the 1,500 premature deaths associated with air pollution; improve management of key waste streams including waste tyres and waste food. The […]

Eurobarometer On Food Waste And Labelling

Eating and drinking take centre stage at this time of year. But there are about 100 million tonnes of food thrown out every year in the EU. Eurobarometer have been asking people whose fault this is and how things could be improved. Irish people, in common with most Europeans, think that consumers have to take […]

Glad Partners With Crosscare Foodbank and Asks Laois Public to Join It’s’ ‘Save Food Save Taste’ Campaign’

GLAD, the leader in home food management, is asking Laois consumers to join its ‘Save Food Save Taste’ campaign, part of a pioneering European initiative aimed at reducing food waste.  On average Irish people waste approx 30% of food annually. This compares similarly, but is still higher than European levels of food waste. On average, continental […]

Minister Hogan signs New Household Food Waste Regulations –Diversion of household Food Waste from disposal to resource recovery.

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has signed the European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio -Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71   of 2013). The regulations are designed to promote the segregation and recovery of household food waste.  They will increase the amount of food waste that is recovered […]