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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(...)

The report shows 87,000 tonnes of non-recyclable content is ending up in recycling bins every year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland must increase its plastic packaging recycling by up to 80 per cent by 2030 if it is to meet strict new EU targets, according to the recycling (...)

Johnson Hana founder Dan Fox. Photograph

Howth, Co Dublin-based legal services disrupter Johnson Hana has appointed former senior banker David Went and ex-Tesco Ireland chief executive Tony K(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

Ireland has little or no capacity to recycle soft plastic items.

Plastic is “without question the biggest environmental issues of our time and how we respond to it today will dictate our planet’s health in the futur(...)

An Oireachtas committee is presssing ahead with plans to introduce a deposit scheme for drinks containers, despite reservations by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten. Photograph: Reuters

An attempt by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten to stall the introduction of a deposit scheme for drinks containers has been rejected by an Oire(...)

Minister for Communications Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Denis Naughten said he was looking at recommendations in the new EU Plastic Strategy for national administrations to see what else could be delivered in a short timeframe.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A levy on non-recyclable coffee cups is not going to be introduced in Ireland, the Minster for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has confi(...)

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