Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) calls on its members to cease use of plastic straws

The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has a membership of over 2,500 including restaurants, gastro-pubs and hotels. The Restaurants Association…

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Circular Ocean invites entries to its 2018 Innovation Competition

It is estimated that up to 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the sea each year, causing serious damage to…

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Minister announces that there will not be a tax on single-use coffee cups in Ireland

The Irish government is looking at recommendations in the new EU Plastic Strategy for national administrations to see what can…

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Sick Of Plastic campaigners organised a nationwide day of action against excess supermarket plastic packaging on Saturday April 21st

The Sick of Plastic campaign consists of consumers, citizens, and concerned members of the public who are sick of the…

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SMILE Resource Exchange launches national Hotline and Supports for businesses getting greener

The SMILE Resource Exchange has just launched a new national environmental support programme available in Ireland for businesses interested in…

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The Irish Independent Reports on Ireland's Waste Management Dilemma

A report from The Irish Independent analyses the implications of the recent refusal of plastic importation to China. Read ‘Chinese…

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EPA launches National Waste Statistics Web Resource

The Environmental Protection Agency launched its new National Waste Statistics web resourceĀ www.epa.ie/nationalwastestatistics/ The new web resource provides: One online location…

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Iceland vows to become first supermarket to eliminate plastic packaging

Iceland became the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all of its own brand products by…

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European Commission Plastics Strategy

The first-ever European Plastics Strategy was adopted on January 16th. This European Directive aims to change how we make, use,…

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Cork City Council becomes first council to cease its use of disposable cups

Report from Olivia Kelleher in The Irish Times January 11th 2018 recognises the move by Cork City Council to end…

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