July 1st Pay by Weight no excuses! Philip Nugent Last Monday January 12th Brown Bin Rescue met with Philip Nugent Principal Officer Waste Policy and Resource Efficiency at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (DELG), at the Customs House Dublin. Philip granted the meeting which I had called [...]
Will new legislation tackle evasion? The EPA has recently applauded Ireland for the amount of waste we have diverted away from Landfill, very commendable considering we are one of the highest producers of waste per capita in Europe. Min Alan Kelly Failure on the part of all previous Environmental Ministers to [...]
EPA end of year report card on recycled waste, says ‘could do much better’ The EPA recently released its figures for recycling of waste in Ireland for 2012- 13 and alarmingly the rising quantities of Residual waste being exported. It applauded our efforts in diverting waste from Landfill and then expressed serious concern with the [...]
Pay by Weight! January 2015 will see the passing in the Dáil of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government's legislation to introduce Pay by Weight refuse collection for all households in Ireland (ROI) on July 1st with no exceptions. Minister Alan Kelly delivered this shock message through a statement read [...]
Stop Food Waste are challenging Irish households to reduce their food waste by 1/4. Taking up this challenge will start you on the road to less food waste and saving as much as €60 each month. There are different ways for each of us to reduce our food waste so it is best to start at [...]
Warning comes from Environment Minister Alan Kelly in a strongly worded criticism of the household waste industry, the level of service it provides to customers, and its compliance with environmental standards.
Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Mr Alan Kelly spoke recently at the Environment Ireland Conference organised by the EPA and the Department. I was not there but on reading the report by Caroline O’Doherty of the Irish Examiner it would seem that this new minister feels it incumbent on him to rectify the [...]