The Irish Government has launched a new food waste initiative to halve the food waste dumped here every year by 2030. This initiative was put in place by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten.
The initiative includes leading retailers, who will be asked to agree changes in policy and practice that have an impact on cutting down food waste. According to the Indpendent.ie ‘around 40% of wastage comes from food production, while 60% comes from the household and commercial sector.
In a recent article by the Farmers Journal, figures show we are generating over 1 million tonnes of food waste per year. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten said that out of the 1 million tonnes of food waste produced in Ireland each year, 40% comes from food production, 34% from the commercial sector and 26% from households.
Illegal dumping continues to be a big issue in Ireland and according to the Irish Times, Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten said that illegal dumping “remains a problem effecting too many communities in Ireland”. The three R’s, ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ is an obvious solution to decrease the level of illegal dumping in our country.
We get asked this question a lot so we decided to answer it in today’s blog post. A general rule of thumb when it comes to composting is that anything that was once living can be composted.
Click here to visit our handy guide which lists the items you can place in your Barna Recycling Brown Bin.
The contents of your brown bin is taken to our purpose built composting facility with the capacity to manage 40,000 tonnes of organic waste annually. Here the waste is processed into compost for use as a natural, high quality fertiliser for use by farmers and horticulturalists.
Here at Barna Recycling we have been working hard to develop and launch our new and largest in Connacht composting facility at Carrowbrowne, Galway. We are delighted to announce that it is now fully functional and well on its way to operating to its maximum capacity of dealing with 40,000 tonnes of organic waste annually.