Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, announced earlier this month that Ireland has formally ratified the Paris Agreement on global climate change. Naughten described climate change as “the defining challenge of our time” and said “it is during our time that the obligation exists for us as a nation to take action”.
A campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices found that organic and food waste can attribute up to 33% of household waste produced. Disposing of your organic waste correctly can significantly reduce the amount of waste in your general waste bin.
This campaign’s aim was to raise awareness and get people in Ireland to begin to reassess how they dispose of their food waste. Householders in Ireland were asked to consider how they can reduce their food waste and to make use of the brown bin which is available in areas where population centres are greater than 500 persons.
“Over the last 3 years Ireland has recycled enough plastic to fill the Aviva Stadium – but this is just 35% of the country’s total plastic waste.”
In January of this year, China introduced restrictions on what type of waste is acceptable for import, these new restrictions virtually bans the import of recyclable waste into China. This has forced European countries including Ireland to rethink what to do with plastic waste.
The recent ban of plastic into China has Ireland thinking about how we dispose of our plastic. Recycling List Ireland has come up with a very informative video, explaining to us where our plastic goes to and how it is recycled.
It is hard to ignore the temptation of the brightly coloured Easter egg boxes in every shop. According to the Leitrim Observer, us Irish like them so much we go through an estimated 17 and a half million Easter eggs during the holiday.
Happy New Year!! It’s that time of year again where we have to say goodbye to our beloved Christmas Tree. While some people are putting this task off until the very last minute, most of us are resigned to removing our trees before they become a nuisance.
There is still a lot of confusion surrounding what can and cannot be recycled in Ireland, so to assist people in making the right decisions, The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Irish Waste Management Association has worked together to produce a list of materials that are acceptable nationally for recycling.
Barna Recycling recently won the contract for the recycling centre in Golden Island, Athlone. This has now added to the list of areas that Barna Recycling service.