How to Take Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector Now that the Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released, many in Ireland are wondering what they can do to take climate action. One area often overlooked is reducing our consumption of goods. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions are due […]

CRNI Urges Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

The calls for urgent climate action were heard loud and clear during the election. As the Government draws up its All of Government Plan on Climate Disruption, now is the time for Ireland to act to reduce the climate impact of our resource consumption. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions […]

Official Online service to Provide Ultimate Irish Guide to Managing Household Waste and Debunk Recycling Myths

Mywaste.ie to become the definitive guide on the segregation of household waste. The official site will also help householders reach a recycling rate of 65% by 2035. A new official online service designed as the one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling has been launched by Ireland’s three regional waste management offices (Eastern/Midlands, […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of bring centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits. Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a […]

More Than 1,000 Tonnes Of Easter Egg Packaging Destined For Irish Household Recycling Bins

Cardboard boxes and hard plastic covers from Easter eggs make Recycling Ireland List  Foil and sweet wrappers don’t make the list, and must go in the general waste bin. More than 1,000 tonnes of recyclable material will be left over when Irish consumers have munched through an estimated 17 and a half million* chocolate eggs […]

Repak reveals Irish shoppers attitude to recycling at Christmas

Ireland expected to generate 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste is the equivalent to the combined packaging waste of 176,000 people, or the volume of packaging waste that both the cities of Galway and Limerick would produce in a year 91% of Irish residents are concerned about climate change, […]

Minister Denis Maughten Launches Ireland’s New Recycing Ambassador Programme

Government, Waste Industry and Environmental NGOs come together for clear message on suitable content for recycling bins. • Currently 28% of all material placed in household recycling bins is incorrect. Minister Denis Naughten launched Ireland’s new Recycling Ambassador Programme as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the environmental community, the regional waste management offices […]

Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy

While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland. 68% of waste packaging generated in 2015 was recycled. This exceeds the current EU target (55%) but the proposed EU target – […]

Repak announce increase in recycling and recovery levels for 2016

Repak funded the recovery and recycling of 794,848 tonnes of packaging in 2016, an increase of 32,384 tonnes on 2015. Overall 593,991 tonnes were recycled, up 14,235 tonnes on 2015 and 200,857 tonnes were recovered, up 18,149 tonnes on 2015. Householders increased recycling levels by 17,856 tonnes to 256,119 tonnes, an increase of 7.5% on […]

Repak Report 762,464 Tonnes of Packaging Recovered and Recycled in 2015

Repak announced a year-end having funded the recovery and recycling of 762,464 tonnes of household and commercial packaging in 2015 at their annual general meeting this morning. The strong financial performance can be attributed to improved cost operational efficiencies of €2.6m and a stronger than budgeted membership fee income of €526,000. This facilitated the introduction […]

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