Communities across Ireland come together to celebrate the launch of the 25th #SpringClean24

As the National Spring Clean celebrates 25 years, An Taisce is calling on communities to come together and tackle Ireland’s litter problem to protect biodiversity and help fight climate change!   April 2nd marks the official launch of The National Spring Clean 2024! To date there have been over 3,100 registrations nationally, but registrations will remain open […]

Deposit Return Scheme Surpasses 20 Million Drinks Containers Collected Since Launch

·        Total number of containers returned since launch is 21,018,360  ·        Re-turn recorded its highest daily collection rate on Friday, March 29, with 1.2 Million drinks containers collected  ·        Over 2.2 million drinks containers were collected over the course of the long St Patrick’s weekend (16 – 18 March)      Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has […]

Farming for Water represents a real opportunity for agricultural sector

The new €60 million Farming for Water project which has been announced with the aim of supporting up to 15,000 farmers to improve water quality, represents a real opportunity for the agricultural sector to make a cost-free investment in the future.   The Farming for Water project is a European Innovation Partnership (EIP), the largest […]

New Climate and Engagement Campaign launched – a first of its kind globally

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan today (Thursday, 28 March) launched Climate Actions Work – a new, first of its kind national engagement and communications campaign to support and encourage action on climate and community resilience over the coming year. The new engagement campaign will focus on hearing from, and working with, […]

Ireland expected to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of packaging this Easter

Repak encourages the public to become egg-cellent recyclers by segregating and recycling their waste this Easter    ·       80% expect to indulge in a milk chocolate Easter egg, with only 4% seeking vegan or plant-based chocolate eggs  ·       The quality of chocolate is the leading motivating factor when it comes to purchasing Easter eggs  ·       […]

Odour and Noise Complaints accounted for 90 per cent of all complaints to the EPA in 2023

The EPA carried out over 1,200 inspections at 535 licensed industrial and waste facilities. 91 per cent of these were unannounced.   The Licence & Enforcement Access Portal (LEAP) launched in 2023 giving the public enhanced access to environmental information.   The EPA identified 11 sites as National Priority Sites for enforcement in 2023.  Most […]

Avoid March Madness this Easter and Think Before You Pour dairy products or fats, oils and greases down the sink!

This Easter, Clean Coasts and Uisce Éireann are drawing inspiration from two famous characters of Wonderland to deliver a very important message. Alice and the Mad Hatter are urging the public to dispose of fats, oils, greases and dairy products in the right way – by putting them in the bin and not down the […]

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Builds Momentum: Over 5 Million Drinks Containers Collected Since Launch

·        Bumper Weekend (9th-10th March) with nearly 1 million drinks containers returned  ·        Ireland surpassed February’s total of 2 million drinks containers returned in first seven days of March   ·        Daily return numbers grow from thousands in early February to hundreds of thousands in March    Re-turn, Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme has now collected over […]

Momentum on Sustainable Energy Transition at Risk as Consumer Fatigue Sets In – EY Research

78% Irish consumers doing as much as they can, within means, to be sustainable 69% of Irish consumers can’t absorb a 10% bill increase Energy companies and suppliers can seize the opportunity to close the gap between consumer interest and action on sustainability.   As the sustainable energy transition enters a crucial new phase, momentum […]

Sign our Open Letter to Stop Fireblight – Hedgerows Ireland

Hedgerows Ireland, An Taisce, and the Environmental Pillar appeal for signatures on their open letter to Minister McConalogue, asking him to take decisive action on the risk of Fireblight in Ireland. Fireblight is a bacterial disease that may result in the removal of Ireland’s emblematic Hawthorn hedgerows if allowed to spread. Its other common host trees include […]

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