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R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)

 Iceland managing director Richard Walker with examples of  non-plastic packaging, after the retailer   committed to eliminating plastic packaging for all own-brand products within five years to help end the “scourge” of plastic pollution. File photograph: Iceland/PA Wire

UK supermarket group Iceland has stolen a march on rivals by announcing that by 2023 it aims to have eliminated all plastic packaging from its own-bra(...)

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association said  there was clearly a problem with disposable coffee cups  which  members wanted to help resolve – but not if it heaped extra costs on them. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals for a ban on single-use plastics items and a “latte levy” to promote use of compostable coffee cups were not properly costed and “poorly eva(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

Mr Dowling BL, for Repak ELT, said the defendant  has continued to collect tyres which it is not entitled to do. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government approved body operating the national tyre recycling scheme has taken proceedings against a tyre collection firm on grounds alleging it (...)

China has banned the importation of recyclable material including most categories of plastic from January 1st. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Government should move decisively to see off a likely recycling waste crisis brought on by China banning importation of recyclable material includ(...)

Up to 97% of Irish plastic, including plastic bottles, went to China because of a lack of processing capacity at home.

Ireland will not be able to avoid the aftershock of China banning imports of plastic materials and other waste for recycling. The ban, due to come i(...)

Repak chief executive Séamus Clancy says waste wrapping from online deliveries has to be “collected, gathered and recycled” which leaves Repak members paying approximately €500,000. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Online shopping will create a 7,500 tonne waste mountain in Ireland this year, but Amazon and other online retail giants do not pay any of the recycli(...)

Profits at PR firms Murray and Teneo rose, according to the companies’ latest accounts. Photograph: Getty

Proof that the PR sector is in rude health comes with newly filed accounts for some of the industry’s biggest players. Murray Consultants, whose clie(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten pointed to local authorities’ estimates that more than 750,000 tyres had been dumped in sites around the country. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 20,000 farms have been affected by illegal dumping, according to Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten. Old tyres, domestic rubbish,(...)

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