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Dumped tyres in the Dublin mountains

New regulations governing the disposal of used tyres have come into force. Minister for Environment Denis Naughten last month announced details of th(...)

Environment: A plastics plague

The evidence showing the extent to which plastics are persisting in the environment has become overwhelming. That includes indications from Irish rese(...)

Minister for Environment Denis Naughten: consumers “must have confidence” fees for disposal of waste tyres are standardised and used for intended purpose. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Details of a new regulatory system for disposal of “end-of-life” tyres have been announced by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten, who is to push (...)

Technology expert Jonathan McCrea (left) with environmental scientist and climate change expert Dr Tara Shine and Repak chief executive Seamus Clancy (right) at a special environmental panel discussion to mark Repak’s 20th anniversary. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Environmental scientist and broadcaster Dr Tara Shine confesses to being confused about “what you can recycle and what you can’t” when it comes to gre(...)

A recycling facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The global waste recycling industry is facing a period of upheaval, and the single biggest issue is what to do with plastic, said Séamus Clancy, chief(...)

Newspapers can go in the recycling bin (generally green). Photograph: Getty

When it comes to managing our bins, many of us are rubbish. But then it’s not like we get much help from the State, the waste management companies or (...)

It is estimated there are more than 750,000 tyres randomly dumped in sites around the country. Photograph: Getty Images

A €1 million fund to remove large stockpiles of waste tyres blighting the Irish countryside has been announced by Minister for the Environment Denis N(...)

Recycling plastic and paper

If you strawpolled your friends how many of them would be able to tell you what their weight number is? Their waste disposal number that is, the amoun(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with Senator Grace O’Sullivan (left) and Catherine Martin TD at the launch of A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans, and to eventually ban single-use, non-recyclable plastics in food and drink outle(...)

What if  Santa Claus found out? Photo:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As many as one in five Irish people will not even bother unwrapping a gift they receive this Christmas before they pass it on to someone else, accordi(...)

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