New 2030 Targets To Reduce Plastic Pollution Agreed – Mairead McGuinness MEP

“Moments to make, minutes to consume and a lifetime to breakdown European Citizens are concerned about the build-up of waste – plastic, metal and cardboard on our beaches, in our fields, streams and backyards”, said Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament today, after a vote in the European Parliament on the new […]

586kg of municipal waste per Irish person in 2013

Each person in Ireland created 586kg of municipal waste in 2013, according to the latest Eurostat figures. 531kg of this was treated in the following ways: 34% was recycled, 42% was landfilled, 18% was incinerated and 6% was composted. Ireland’s waste generation is above the EU average of 481kg for the same period, but ranks […]