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John Curran, Musgrave group head of sustainability, picture at SuperValu in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal

Pursuing climate actions and embracing sustainability are no longer a “nice to have” feel-good blanket as a company’s seeks to market itself to the wo(...)

According to Repak, Ireland will generate almost 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas.

With all the talk of the green surge in the local and European elections earlier this year, and the school strikes for climate, and Greta Thunberg, an(...)

There has been a substantial reduction in cases of illegal dumping of tyres across the State.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

There has been a substantial reduction in cases of illegal dumping of tyres across the State, with 31,000 tonnes of waste tyres recovered and properly(...)

 Emily O’Reilly’s first term has seen a shift in her office’s main preoccupations with individual citizens’ complaints to a focus on raising accountability standards in the EU institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emily O’Reilly is on the campaign trail. Her bid for re-election for a second term by MEPs as Europe’s Ombudsman later this month saw her speaking in (...)

Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project members pictured with (second from left) Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton

The Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project has been awarded the top prize at the 2019 Pakman Awards for its work transforming waste and recycling infras(...)

Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak Repak: “If you get people separating food waste at home, they will do it at work too.”

Business needs to move responsibility for waste from the maintenance man to the boardroom. So says Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak, on the cha(...)

“People are starting to think about food waste in terms of the environmental message and not simply about what it costs them personally.” Photograph: iStock

Throwing out those leftover carrots you never got around to making soup with? What about those yoghurts long past their best-before date? Food waste i(...)

Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) has led the drive for environmental activism among young people. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Pursuing the green agenda has never been as urgent – whether it’s the need to address climate disruption, restore nature or to reduce the collective h(...)

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(...)

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