GIY launch ‘WASTED’ with some of Ireland’s Top Chefs on board

To reduce the 200,000 tonnes of food going to waste in the Irish foodservice sector each year     GIY has joined forces with some of Ireland’s top chefs to launch ‘WASTED’ a national, peer-to-peer education programme for chefs to reduce food waste in the foodservice industry. The initiative is supported by the Department of […]

Over 4,000 Householders benefit from MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Roadshow

More than 4,000 households have benefited from MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Road Show which visited 11 locations across the country in November and December this year.   As part of the roadshow MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Teams travelled to some of Ireland’s largest towns, met with shoppers, and handed out free household food waste separation […]

Save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce food waste

The average Irish family will save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce their food waste. Vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030. Scientists estimate that food waste produces up to 10 per cent of […]

Borrisoleigh’s Brown Bins to become the focus of new Pilot Project

Borrisoleigh’s brown bins are to become the focus of a new pilot scheme that will raise awareness among Irish householders as to what food and organic waste should be disposed of in the brown food waste bin.   An estimated one third of food purchased every week in Ireland is thrown away, with half of […]

Reducing Food Waste is the Climate Action you can do three times a day #StopFoodWaste

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to address climate change – it’s simple, it’s free and makes a real difference The EPA are challenging everyone to reduce food waste to combat climate change Do you stop to think when you scrape half-full plates into the bin; or throw […]

Reducing Food Waste is the Climate Action you can do three times a day #StopFoodWaste

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to address climate change – it’s simple, it’s free and makes a real difference The EPA are challenging everyone to reduce food waste to combat climate change Do you stop to think when you scrape half-full plates into the bin; or throw […]

There’s more to food waste than wasted food – National Stop Food Waste Week, 12- 19 June

The EPA is leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, from 12-19 June.  Globally, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted and every year people in Ireland waste over one million tonnes of food. The campaign […]

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 […]

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