How to get kids interested in recycling
With the school term officially in full swing, what better time to get your kids interested in recycling. Schools across Ireland have been making an effort for years now to reduce the waste they produce in an effort to obtain a coveted green flag. Green Flag schools add eco-education to the curriculum in order to educate kids on the importance of caring for the environment. 16g of waste per person, per day, was diverted from landfill by students in Green-Schools during 2016! This is an amazing achievement but the key is to ensure these practices don’t go out the window once the school day is done. We’ve devised some simple ways to get your little ones to keep up the good work!
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Obeo’s Guide to the Do’s and Dont’s of Composting
We’re on a bit of a composting kick recently. So this week we decided to bring you a little do’s and dont’s list. Knowing what and what not to put in your home composter, will help to ensure that you achieve best results. Composting can often seem like a complicated process so we’ve broken it down into some simple rules. Keep on reading to find out more!
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Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017
Electric Picnic is one of the most highly anticipated music events of the year, with 55,000 set to ascend on Stradbally this weekend. Going green at EP is a lot easier than you might think. Festival organisers are making more of an effort than ever to reduce the impact of the event on the environment. Continue reading “Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017”
Things to Consider Before Getting a Composter
In last weeks blog post we discussed the issues surrounding food waste and the ways in which you can help to reduce it. When it comes to waste, reduction is key, followed then by re-use and finally recycling. Recycling your food waste has become far more accessible over the past number of years in Ireland thanks in no small part to the introduction of the brown bin. At present 500,000 households in Ireland have a brown bin with this figure set to increase over the coming months. Waste collectors are currently rolling out brown bins to comply with the new Household Food Waste Regulations.
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New Bin Charging Structure
It was confirmed today that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government. The new arrangement gives waste collectors with the ability to continue to provide, or introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers and abolishes the mandatory Pay-By-Weight structure introduced by the government last year.
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Finally a campaign that could get Ireland recycling their food waste.
For a campaign to be successful it relies on both legislative enforcement and grass roots cooperation. Continue reading “Food Waste Recycling- Getting The Basics Right”
Commonly Mistaken Brown Bin Contents
A general rule-of-thumb when it comes to brown bin contents is to put all natural and organic waste in there. Continue reading “Commonly Mistaken Brown Bin Contents”
What Goes In The Brown Bin (+ What Doesn’t)
The majority of households in Ireland now have brown bin recycling at their homes for compostable waste. Continue reading “What Goes In The Brown Bin (+ What Doesn’t)”
Why isn’t all fresh food packaging compostable?
Every home has one, the bin dictator, and in my house I am it. I am meticulous about segregating our waste streams and ensuring that everyone is on the same page when it comes to recycling with the brown and green bins. Every week when I’m putting away our food shopping and begin the process of de-packaging the fruit and vegetables I think to myself ‘what a waste’!
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Pay By Weight Legislation Update (July 2016)
The government recently updated the Waste Management Collection Permit (S.I. No. 346 of 2016 for those of you who are interested) in light of the recent Pay-By-Weight price freeze. Continue reading “Ireland’s Pay By Weight Legislation Update”