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Reducing food waste could save €60 a month

Householders who reduce their food waste by 25 per cent could save as much as €60 a month on their bills.

New laws on binning food could reduce waste

A new regulation coming into effect on Tuesday could help householders in Castlebar and Ballina cut down on the thousands of euros of food that is being binned each year.

Deputy Penrose congratulates Westmeath winners of €19,000 environment awards

Labour TD Willie Penrose has welcomed an allocation of €19,000 in grant funding to projects in County Westmeath. The funding comes under the 2013 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.

Councillors deplore ‘mythical’ sale of refuse service

Despite the tendering process to privatise the household waste collection service being already at the half way stage, many city councillors are still calling on city manager Brendan McGrath to reconsider his controversial decision which they describe as a “mythical sale” and a further culling of the power of elected members.

Attymass National School scoops top Repak award

Attymass National School scooped this year’s Repak/An Taisce Recycling Primary School of the Year award despite tough competition at the 2013 Repak Recycling Awards which took place in The Westin Dublin last week. Attymass National School is a five teacher school located near Ballina with a total of 60 students. A comprehensive review carried out by the committee highlighted the need to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill through intensive waste minimisation practices and a drive toward recycling and composting. Overall, a 77 per cent reduction in the number of plastic bottles was made, a huge achievement to the school.

City councillors to seek independent legal advice as bin row continues

Independent legal advice is being sought by city councillors who continue to plead with city manager Brendan McGrath not to continue with plans to privatise the household waste collection service.

Meeting in Belmullet about property tax

Get clued up on food waste at the Galway Food Festival

One third of the food we buy ends up in the bin costing the average housholder €1,000 a year, that is according to the StopFoodWaste Campaign which will have its own stall at this year’s Galway Food Festival providing members of the public with all they need to know about food waste and creative ways to be more economical.

Barna Waste composting centre to create ten jobs

Barna Waste has announced the planned opening of its regional composting centre at the Headford Road with the creation of 10 jobs. The new €6 million facility is the largest composting site in Connacht and is authorised to cater for up to 40,000 tonnes of waste annually. Initial weekly volumes of brown bin waste handled on site will be the equivalent of composting the annual food waste produced by a town of 4,000 inhabitants.

Bug hotel and tree survey to benefit from funding

A tree survey, community gardens, a bug hotel, and a wildlife walk are among the environmental projects in Westmeath to benefit from funding announced this week.

 

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