National Reuse Month begins today, as Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more at Home, at Work and at Play

– Reuse businesses, charities and organisations sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions in 2017.  – National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. It is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, but some savvy […]

EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA welcomes the increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste – the quantity recycled increased by 15 per cent between 2015 and 2016. Kitchen & canteen food waste and park & garden waste accounted for most of the waste accepted for treatment in 2016 (65 per cent). Composting rather than anaerobic digestion […]

Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy

While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland. 68% of waste packaging generated in 2015 was recycled. This exceeds the current EU target (55%) but the proposed EU target – […]

Repak announce increase in recycling and recovery levels for 2016

Repak funded the recovery and recycling of 794,848 tonnes of packaging in 2016, an increase of 32,384 tonnes on 2015. Overall 593,991 tonnes were recycled, up 14,235 tonnes on 2015 and 200,857 tonnes were recovered, up 18,149 tonnes on 2015. Householders increased recycling levels by 17,856 tonnes to 256,119 tonnes, an increase of 7.5% on […]

Southern Region Waste Management Office says New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will boost the Circular Economy

The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) has welcomed the Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten. The policy provides for a more flexible framework for waste collection charges and will further enhance the capacity of all stakeholders to reach the targets set down in the […]

Repak launches nationwide ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme

This morning, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten and Repak CEO Seamus Clancy launched the Repak ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme at O’Connell CBS Primary School, Drumcondra. The nationwide education programme will target 1st to 6th class students across 3,300 primary schools, reaching a total of 398,812 pupils. The […]

Tipperary Householders Urged To Say No To Junk Mail

‘No Junk Mail’ stickers are being made available to householders across Tipperary in a bid to reduce the amount of waste generated locally by unsolicited mail dropped through letterboxes.   The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by the Environment Section of Tipperary County Council, has developed the initiative as part of its ‘Do One More […]

Tipperary householders urged to go back to cleaning basics

Householders throughout Tipperary are being urged to cut down on domestic cleaning products and go back to basics when it comes to household cleaning.   The Southern Waste Management Regional Office (SWMRO), which manages waste recycling and prevention activities for Tipperary’s Local Authorities, has produced a ‘Greener Cleaning’ guide outlining how people can save money and help the environment by replacing […]

Gleeson Quarries Tipperary Maximise Efficiencies by Washing Crusher Dust Stockpiles

CDE Global hosted visitors from throughout Great Britain at an open day in County Tipperary to witness first hand the M2500 mobile washing plant in operation. The event was hosted at Gleeson Quarries near Laffansbridge, County Tipperary where a CDE washing plant is processing waste material from the dry crushing and screening process to produce […]