Recycling rates slow as Ireland off track to meet key targets

Ireland’s economy remains linear with waste generation continuing to rise. Recycling rates are not keeping pace with increasing levels of waste generation. Ireland is off track to meet mandatory EU recycling targets set to apply from 2025 for municipal waste, packaging waste and plastic packaging waste. These targets are set to progress the circular economy […]

Urgent action needed to improve Ireland’s household and commercial waste segregation and recycling performance – EPA

Over two thirds of wastes in general waste bins could have been placed in the recycling or organic waste bins. Food waste in commercial general waste bins is 30 per cent and in household general bins is 17 per cent. Plastics in the general waste bins are also significant for households (17 per cent) and […]

Introduction of new environment levies will incentivise recycling and help Ireland meet our EU waste targets

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD, has signed new regulations to encourage recycling and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and incineration.   The Waste Management (Landfill Levy)(Amendment) Regulations 2023 and the Circular Economy (Waste Recovery Levy) Regulations 2023 will both come into […]

Recycling Changes announced as Soft Plastic Waste, that is clean, dry and loose, can now be placed in Irish Household Recycling Bins.

All plastic packaging waste – including soft plastic – can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins as long as it is clean, dry and loose. Making the announcement, Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD said soft plastic can be placed in the household recycling bin […]

How to Take Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector   Now that the Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released, many in Ireland are wondering what they can do to take climate action. One area often overlooked is reducing our consumption of goods. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions are […]

CRNI Urges Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

The calls for urgent climate action were heard loud and clear during the election. As the Government draws up its All of Government Plan on Climate Disruption, now is the time for Ireland to act to reduce the climate impact of our resource consumption.   Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global […]

Official Online service to Provide Ultimate Irish Guide to Managing Household Waste and Debunk Recycling Myths

Mywaste.ie to become the definitive guide on the segregation of household waste. The official site will also help householders reach a recycling rate of 65% by 2035. A new official online service designed as the one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling has been launched by Ireland’s three regional waste management offices […]

Ryans Cleaning’s Biggest Challenge In 30 Years

The Papal Visit last weekend combined with a whole programme of other events was the biggest challenge ever faced by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning were engaged to clean the Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the visit the weekend. They did this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of bring centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits. Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a […]

Over the last 3 years Ireland has recycled enough plastic to fill the Aviva Stadium – but this is just 35% of the country’s total plastic waste – SRWMO

Ireland’s Waste Management Offices advise householders on recycling best practice.  Dr Stephen Kinsella explains that just as plastic is produced by a global economy so too is it recycled. THE volume of rigid plastic recycled by Irish householders everyday would fill the Aviva Stadium to its roof in just three years.  . And Ireland’s three […]

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