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Aldi’s  fresh fish range has already undergone the redesign, with clear recyclable packaging trays introduced. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Aldi Ireland has banned black plastic trays used as packaging for its fruit and vegetables range, saving more than 450 tonnes of non-recyclable waste (...)

Matthieu Seguin, general manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland with the new 100 per cent recycled PET plastic bottle in its Deep RiverRock range.

The drinks company Deep RiverRock has announced that plastic bottles it uses for its range will be 100 per cent recycled plastic from next month. The(...)

In  the workplace, many people tend to leave these responsible behaviours at home and think that recycling in the workplace is somebody else’s responsibility.

There are a raft of regulations and laws at local, national and European levels that businesses of all types must comply with. Martin Tobin, chief ex(...)

Do a quick and dirty online ecological footprint calculation to figure out what your biggest environmental impacts are, and focus on them. Photograph: iStock

The world is changing, as evidenced by people increasingly recognising the need to act sustainably, to recycle more and to respond to a warming world (...)

“The visibility factor” has led to a welcome change in attitudes. It prompted widespread abhorrence about plastic impacts on the marine environment, graphically highlighted by Blue Planet II television series.

Irish consumers have become “way more engaged” on the need to reduce waste, to recycle more and to curb unnecessary plastic use, according to Repak ch(...)

Matthieu Seguin of Coca-Cola is chair of Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council. “We want to partner with NGOs and our customers to reduce waste and increase recovery and recycling rates still further.”

Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector has put sustainability and packaging reduction at the top of its agenda for the year ahead. As well as (...)

The Government is committing to a collection rate of 90 per cent for single-use plastic drinks bottles by 2029 Photograph: iStock

The best way to deliver a 90 per cent collection target for single-use plastic bottles, and how a deposit and return scheme (DRS) might operate in Ire(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Sixteen per cent of the packaging waste produced in 2018 was plastic. Photograph: Getty Images/File photo

International online retailers have created more than 10,000 tonnes of waste within the Irish market this year but are not “paying a cent” towards the(...)

A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf in April explaining about how the supermarket is tackling the problem of excessive plastics use. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

How we produce and dispose of plastic is about to undergo radical overhaul due to a requirement to increase plastic packaging recycling by up to 80 pe(...)

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