‘Stop Food Waste’ Campaign

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.

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How to Help Reduce Illegal Dumping

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.

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Simple Blends

Barna Recycling Recipes

In our first Hungry Hugh’s Recipe Center post we’ve kept it really quick and easy to make. You can have a dinner in a matter of minutes!

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Hungry Hugh’s Recipe Centre

Stop Food Hate Waste - Barna Recycling

No matter how much we try to buy only what we need, or cook only what we’ll eat, portion control and sell by dates get us every time!


For this reason Barna Recycling is developing a series of Recipe ideas that can be created from the usual left over suspects in your fridge and surplus dinners. Check out our blog for inspirational ideas and get reusing today.

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Spooky Recyclables Halloween Competition Winners

Well done to everyone that entered our Spooky Recyclables Halloween competition.

We were blown away by the amount of entries we received, and the amount of effort and creativity that went into all the costumes was outstanding!

Congratulations to everyone that entered and thank you for taking the time to enter our ‘Spooky Recyclables competition.’

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More Spooky Recyclables Halloween Entries!

WOW….We have been blown away with the number of entries we have received for the ‘Spooky Recyclables Halloween Competition’.

Well done to everyone who took part. There has been some really great ideas with a real focus on the theme of ‘Recycling’.

Don’t forget you have until November 4th to get your entries in. Email your pics to for your chance to win.

Spooky Recyclables Halloween Competition Entries

Check out these Spooky Halloween DIY homemade costumes sent in from Cornafulla NS, Athlone, Co Roscommon.

This October the children in Infants and 1st class made spooky masks and the children in 2nd-6th class made Halloween decorations, made out of recyclable materials. The school also sent us an amazing video of the masks that the Junior Infants made and the Halloween decorations that Mrs Quigley’s 3rd Class made.

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