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Maintaining reuse ethos while staying safe at home

On both local and national platforms, the general public are coming to terms with the new reality of social distancing and getting to grips with how best to avoid contamination of ourselves and those around us.

Local OPW Minister launches Athlone IT green team initiative

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Athlone Institute of Technology has launched a brand new eco-initiative with the intention of educating students, staff and the wider community about the circular economy and responsible consumption of plastic.

Jobs boost as Aerogen announce plans to hire 80 staff

Galway received a seasonal jobs boost with the announcement of 80 new jobs at global medtech company Aerogen, when it opened its new engineering labs in the city at the weekend.

Sustainable Science

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This week, we celebrate a sustainability success story right on our doorstep in Galway.

The Ocean Cleanup

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We can eliminate plastic bottles from our waste stream by using refillable stainless bottles, but what about the damage we’ve already done? There are already five enormous gyres of floating plastic in the world’s oceans. The largest, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers 20 times the area of Ireland.

Beauparc Utility Group acquires WERS Waste

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It was confirmed last evening (Wednesday) that Tuam-based waste management firm WERS Waste has been acquired by leading utilities company Beauparc Utility Group.

Stories, drawings, and recycling

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FACETS, AN exhibition featuring work by Athenry based artists Mary Ryan, Vincent Godfrey-Glynn and Patricia Fahy, and the writer Trish Bourke, is running at The Portershed.

Hand sanitisers and sunscreen bad for your car

Bought in ever increasing quantities, hand sanitisers and higher sun protection factor lotion may be good for our health but apparently they can be bad news for our cars. Chemicals found in some such products can react with surfaces, causing them to wear prematurely unless they are protected by special finishes.

Sustainable living at Galway City Museum

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Galway City Museum is this week rolling out the last of the very popular Sustainable Living Series which was funded by Creative Ireland. The aim of the series is to give participants practical tips on how to adopt a more sustainable model of living and to encourage them to start taking small steps to Refuse, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle and Rot.

Butcher Martin Divilly to help customers cut down on plastics

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Martin Divilly moves with the times — his butcher outlets in Westside and Terryland Shopping Centre have come up with an innovative way to cut down on plastic in his shops — Now they encourage their customers to bring their own containers and their staff are only happy to fill them.

 

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