Waste

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Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) calls on its members to cease use of plastic straws

The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has a membership of over 2,500 including restaurants, gastro-pubs and hotels. The Restaurants Association of Ireland encourages its members to lead the charge in reducing the instance of non-biodegradable waste in the industry by banning single use plastic straws amongst its members. A plastic straw takes over 200 years […]

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Circular Ocean invites entries to its 2018 Innovation Competition

It is estimated that up to 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the sea each year, causing serious damage to our ocean environment and marine ecosystems. Experts believe that lost and discarded fishing-related gear is the most treacherous form of marine plastic, persisting in the marine environment for hundreds of years, continuing to catch fish […]

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Minister announces that there will not be a tax on single-use coffee cups in Ireland

The Irish government is looking at recommendations in the new EU Plastic Strategy for national administrations to see what can be delivered in the short term. The previously dubbed ‘latte levy’, a tax on single-use coffee cups will not be introduced, according to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten. A pilot […]

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