Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Over 1/5th Of Waste In Cashel’s Bins Is Food Waste

The results of the Waste Characterisation Study that was carried out as part of the Zero Waste Cashel project has highlighted some interesting room for improvement. The largest percentage of waste by weight in the general waste bin was food waste at 22%. Paper and cardboard made up 12%, clothes came to 6%, metal 4% […]

Stop Food Waste – Make the most of your food

Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food. Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA said, “Many people have resolved to be a […]

Just Eat It… A Food Waste Story to Screen at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre in January

Just Eat It, a minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue will have a special screening at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Thursday 25 January, 8pm.   We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly […]

EPA Calls On Local Authorities To Target Inspections To Improve Air Quality

23 out of 31 local authorities improved their environmental performance between 2014 – 2016; 29 met the target standard. Local authorities need to target inspections to: control the burning of solid fuel, to lessen the 1,500 premature deaths associated with air pollution; improve management of key waste streams including waste tyres and waste food. The […]

Irish households throw away one third of food every week

– New campaign urges Irish people to reduce food waste and make use of brown bin –  . Irish households must become more active in preventing food waste and managing their food waste appropriately, according to a new campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices. The campaign, which will run across radio, online […]

Eurobarometer On Food Waste And Labelling

Eating and drinking take centre stage at this time of year. But there are about 100 million tonnes of food thrown out every year in the EU. Eurobarometer have been asking people whose fault this is and how things could be improved. Irish people, in common with most Europeans, think that consumers have to take […]

EU law could stop retailers wasting food

Labour MEP Emer Costello has called for government debate on whether to encourage supermarkets to waste less food by introducing legislation already in place in Belgium. Across the EU, it’s estimated that retailers are responsible for up to 45 per cent of all food wasted, as they throw out misshapen vegetables or products close to […]

Glad Partners with Crosscare Foodbank and Asks Tipperary Public to Join Its’ ‘Save Food Save Taste’ Campaign

GLAD, the leader in home food management, is asking Tipperary consumers to join its ‘Save Food Save Taste’ campaign, part of a pioneering European initiative aimed at reducing food waste.  On average Irish people waste approx 30% of food annually. This compares similarly, but is still higher than European levels of food waste. On average, continental […]

Minister Hogan signs New Household Food Waste Regulations –Diversion of household Food Waste from disposal to resource recovery.

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has signed the European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio -Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71   of 2013). The regulations are designed to promote the segregation and recovery of household food waste.  They will increase the amount of food waste that is recovered […]

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