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Zero Waste - Responsible production & consumption, a video made by Anna Golden, a 19-year-old student from Barna, has been shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition.
This reuse month, householders and businesses are being encouraged to reuse more, as less than five percent of disposed items are reused.
This is a delicious dessert that will keep in the freezer for up to six weeks.
Mayo County Council’s environment department is urging householders across the county to try to cut down on food waste this Christmas. “More food is thrown out during the festive season than at any other time of the year and buying too much can have a big impact on your pocket and the environment,” said a spokesperson for the authority’s environmental section.
Westmeath County Council is challenging Westmeath householders to reduce their food waste by a quarter under the Stop Food Waste Challenge.
Householders who reduce their food waste by 25 per cent could save as much as €60 a month on their bills.
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.
The first Loughrea flea market will take place in Temperance Hall in Loughrea from 8pm to 10pm today.
The Environmental Protection Agency is urging everyone in Galway to go ‘Green in 2014’. Over the festive season households will produce more than 65,000 tonnes of used packaging, that is the same weight as 65,000 small family cars! The EPA wants to remind Galway households to start the New Year afresh and ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ with a visit to your local recycling centre.
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.