Public encouraged to recycle Easter egg packaging

More than 17m Easter eggs were consumed in Ireland last year, according to recycling industry body Repak, which is encouraging the public to learn where to dispose of their packing this weekend.

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Guinness maker to remove plastic from beer packaging

Diageo has announced that plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be removed from multipacks of Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s.

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Environmental groups concerned about Lidl's in-store recycling plan

Environmental groups have expressed concerns about supermarket giant Lidl's plan for new in-store bins for unwanted packaging.

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Ireland pressing on in the war on single use plastic

Business group, environmental body, and sports organisations get behind plan to fight the threat

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Businesses and Cork GAA club join environmental groups in battle against single-use plastics

Building material group, Kingspan, has partnered with a foundation that removes plastic from the ocean and plans to reuse as much of the plastic recovered as it can in the production of insulation products.

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New factory opens to turn plastic waste into road surfacing

‘Recyclable roads’ could help tackle ocean pollution.

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Surf-wear recycled from ocean waste

Water-sports apparel brand, Rash’R, is standing out with its bright, bold designs and products made from 100% recycled ocean waste.

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Recycling charge by disposal companies sees increase of glass and cans at local authority bring sites

The introduction of a charge by some waste disposal companies for disposing of recyclable materials has led to a huge increase in glass bottles, drinks and food cans being deposited at a local authority's bring sites.

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Plastics: A crime against humanity

Plastics used to be an aesthetics issue, we simply didn’t like the look of rubbish bags blowing around our streets, but now it has become a public health issue.

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Online shopping to generate 10,000 tonnes of packaging waste

Packaging waste generated in Ireland from online shopping outside the country will grow by more than a third this year.

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WATCH: Man-made plastic swan shows just how polluted our planet’s waters have become

20% of plastics in Ireland are still ending up in landfill or incineration.

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Repak: ‘Plastic use attitudes must change’

Ireland’s hopes of achieving new EU targets for plastic recycling will require “a major attitudinal change within society”, similar to the plastic bag tax or the smoking ban.

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Ireland needs to increase plastic recycling by 80% by 2030

Ireland needs to increase the amount of plastic it recycles by 80% in the next 12 years.

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Scientific experiment shows plastic waste could fuel cars of the future

Scientists say unwanted plastic could be turned into fuel for hydrogen-powered cars.

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Cork event to address marine waste challenge

Delegates from Norway, Greenland, Scotland, and England will attend a special seminar in Cork next week focusing on recycling waste fishing nets and ropes, largely blamed for killing many marine species.

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It came from beneath the sea - giant octopus sculpture takes over festival in Louth

A giant man-made octopus has arrived just in time for the SeaFoodRocks Festival in Clogherhead, Co.Louth.

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Amount of packaging recycled in Ireland hit record levels in 2017

More than 817,000 tonnes of packaging was recycled in 2017 which was the highest volume ever recorded in this country.

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#DontBeDick: New campaign tries to encourage coffee drinkers to think again

Three local authorities in Dublin have launched a major awareness campaign to highlight the serious problem caused by disposable coffee cups.

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Costa to recycle as many coffee cups as it sells by 2020

A coffee shop chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020 in an effort to cut the number sent to landfill.

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More communication needed by Dublin City Council to get Dubliners recycling in public

More communication is needed by Dublin City Council to get Dubliners recycling in public.

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Repak calls for increased recycling to cope with rise in population

We need to increase our recycling further, to cope with the population increase.

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EU recycling target achieved three years early

Ireland has reached its EU target on recycling three years ahead of schedule, according to Repak.

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Ireland tops EU table for electronics recycling

Ireland is top of the European league table when it comes to recycling electronic equipment

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Irish firm claims success in bid to harness wave power

An Irish company is claiming success in its efforts to generate electricity from wave power.

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Minister hails Irish success in meeting recycling targets

Minister for the Environment Dick Roche has hailed a new EPA report showing that Ireland has met its recycling targets eight years ahead of schedule.

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Recycling target achieved eight years ahead of schedule

Ireland's national and EU targets on recycling have been achieved eight years ahead of schedule, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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