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 [...]
This was the headline in the Irish Times today which at first glance appeared to suggest that this was a new statement by the minister for the Environment Mr Phil Hogan. In fact this is just a statement by Olivia Kelly of the Times based on a series of proposals Minister Hogan had promised to [...]
In Ireland the refuse collection is practically all privatised now since the County Councils decided to collectively withdraw from offering a public collection system. Many of then cited that the market was unfair with councils backed by state money biding for waste contracts against private operators. This in my view is just a cop out [...]
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 [...]