The EU has taken the radical step of committing to ensuring all plastic in Europe will be recyclable by 2030
When recycled carefully, discarded electronics can provide a rich and lucrative seam of precious metals and other raw materials
The world’s e-waste problems are creating environmental and health risks in the poorest places
Cup Print produces eco-friendly compostable cups while Bewley’s offers compostable coffee capsules
Minister says local communities will be critical in battle against illegal dumping
Tonnes of perfectly edible food – worth about €700m – ends up in Irish bins every year
The EU’s member states will need to build 250 sorting plants and 300 recycling factories by 2025
Two Irish companies make recycling plastics their business
It is estimated retailers here produce 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year
Psychologist Prof Paul Wesley Schultz believes it is more about the environment than the individual: people are far less likely to litter beautiful, well-kept areas
Regardless of what happens with Brexit, there is a need for all-Ireland co-operation to deal with waste
Seeking an ethical departure from this world is not that simple
Up to one third of all household recycling bins are contaminated by unrecyclable material
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