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‘Ireland is going in the wrong direction’ – country is producing more rubbish than ever as recycling rates stagnate

Irish Independent 07 Dec 2022
The resurgence of activity is expected to drive waste volumes up again.“Ireland’s waste generation continues to increase in line with economic growth, indicatingthat we have not succeeded in moving from the linear economic model of ‘take, make, ...
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Ireland risks missing EU recycling targets, warns EPA

The Irish Times 07 Dec 2022
Authority report identifies ‘worrying trends’ in waste generation and recycling ... Ireland is in danger of missing EU waste recycling targets due to rising levels of plastics and municipal waste, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned ... “Ireland is generating too much waste,” the EPA said.
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One-third of food produced in the US goes to waste—here's how that impacts the environment

Purcell Register 07 Dec 2022
To look at the environmental impact of domestic food waste, OhmConnect cited data from the EPA publication , released in November 2021. One-third of all food produced annually is unconsumed and simply becomes waste ... is surpassed by only two in the generation of food waste (China and India) and two in food waste per person (New Zealand and Ireland).
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Coca-Cola partners with charities to redistribute 143,000 meals this Christmas

Belfast Telegraph 06 Dec 2022
Coca-Cola is again partnering with FoodCloud and FareShare for Christmas 2022, to redistribute over 143,000 meals across Ireland and Northern Ireland ... To build on this partnership this Christmas, shoppers in Tesco stores across Ireland will be in with a chance to win a meal out as part of a Win a Meal, Give a Meal campaign.
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BWG invests in fleet part-powered by shops’ own spoiled food

Irish Independent 01 Dec 2022
... delivery trucks that will be fuelled in part from the chain’s own waste ... BWG said the “circular solution” of trucks fuelled in part by the group’s waste is unique in Ireland.BWG Foods chief operations officer Simon Marriott said.
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Ban on binning edible food considered in plan to cut waste

Irish Independent 30 Nov 2022
A ban on binning edible food in advance of its use-by date will be considered as part of a plan to reduce Ireland’s food waste by half by 2030 ... for the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, said this had to change.“Food waste happens at every stage of the food chain.
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Airfield Estate are setting up a youth board to tackle food waste

RTE 30 Nov 2022
Using Jamie Oliver's Bite Back campaign in the UK as an example, she told Jen that the youth board would hopefully campaign for better and more sustainable practices to be implemented in Ireland when it comes to food waste ... To tackle this waste problem, MacEvilly's team developed an app that eventually saw a 23% reduction in users' food waste.
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Government plans a 50% reduction in food waste by 2023

RTE 30 Nov 2022
The Government has announced a road map for reducing food waste by 50% by 2030 ... Although Food Cloud is an example of what can be achieved through good practice, what it saves is not even one percent of Ireland's food waste. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates about 770,316 tonnes of food was wasted in Ireland.
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EU seeks ban on mini shampoos and ketchup sachets to cut waste

Irish Independent 30 Nov 2022
Such packaging is a nuisance to us and increasingly damaging to our environment,” said Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans.If agreed by MEPs and governments, Ireland will be bound to cut packaging waste by 15pc per person by 2040, compared to 2018 levels, along ...
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Consumers to receive up to 25 cent per bottle or can under new recycling scheme

The Irish Times 28 Nov 2022
Deposit Return Scheme aims to incentivise recycling of plastic and aluminium waste. Ireland generated 306,000 tonnes of plastic waste in 2020 ... in Dublin and Cork, Mr Smyth told RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland.
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New research to look at how quality of UK rivers can be improved

AOL 26 Nov 2022
Only 14% of waterways in England, 46% in Wales,  50% in Scotland and 31% in Northern Ireland reach the threshold ... Water Minister Rebecca Pow said ... While studies across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and north and west England will look at how livestock farming, its waste and sewage, and mitigation practices changes UK water quality ... .
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Eight glasses of water a day is too much for most people, study suggests

The Irish Times 25 Nov 2022
One size fits all’ guidance could lead to 2m litres of drinking water being wasted each day in Ireland. New research. scientists' findings suggest people have a wide range of water-intake needs. Photograph. iStock/Getty Hannah Devlin ... It’s not you, Ireland, it’s me ... .
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Swimming in Superbugs: MRSA and E coli Found in British Rivers

GlobalResearch 24 Nov 2022
Testing commissioned with World Animal Protection and the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has found evidence of drug resistance in waterways near poultry and pig farms and in cattle farm waste, highlighting the risks of slurry leaks contaminating rivers ... James Orr, director of Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland, said.
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latest Chris Heaton-Harris sets Northern Ireland Budget with Department of Education told to make ‘significant cuts’

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2022
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has announced he has set the 2022/23 budget for Northern Ireland today due to a lack of Executive ... “Ministers who remained in their posts during the 6 months from May to October 2022, left Northern Ireland’s public finances with a black hole of some £660m.” ... Latest Northern Ireland.
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latest Chris Heaton-Harris sets Northern Ireland Budget with Department of Education told to make ‘significant’ cuts

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2022
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has announced he has set the 2022/23 budget for Northern Ireland today due to a lack of Executive ... “Ministers who remained in their posts during the 6 months from May to October 2022, left Northern Ireland’s public finances with a black hole of some £660m.” ... Latest Northern Ireland.

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