Remake Reuse and Reimagine with Books in Carlow

Carlow County Council, with support from Carlow Library Service, Crafty Fox, Myshall and local charity shops has implemented a project to bring new life to old books. Each year our local Libraries and local Charity shops send thousands of books to local landfills. These are old titles that have long gone out of fashion and […]

Secondary Schools Prevention Seminar in Wicklow

Wicklow County Council has held a one day seminar for secondary schools green school committee members on Waste Prevention. The aim was to provide Green School committees with training on waste prevention to help them develop the skills base to implement more effective prevention actions as part of their Green Schools programmes. The event was […]

Dublin City Council Working to Prevent Food Waste in Schools and Households

Dublin City Council is tackling the issue of food waste in secondary schools and households. Working with home economics classes in a pilot number of up to five schools, the local authority is implementing the Stop Food Waste Challenge template to introduce the idea of food waste prevention in home economics class and at home […]

Dublin Local Authorities Develop a Food Waste Cinema Advert

South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council have developed and distributed a cinema advert: Stop Food Waste – Think before you shop. The concept behind this project was to address the issue of food waste before point of purchase thus encouraging consumers to “Stop Food Waste – Think before you shop”. By doing so […]

Galway City and County Councils and GMIT to Host Food Waste Prevention Event

Galway City and County County Councils and GMIT will Host Food Waste Prevention Event in 2018. This initiative is based a two day event in GMIT (over two weeks) with culinary demonstration and panel discussions designed to highlight food waste as an issue and address solutions. The event will be streamed live. The relevance to […]

South Dublin Stop Food Waste ‘Training the Trainer’ Programme

South Dublin County Council is undertaking a Stop Food Waste – Train the Trainer programme. This pilot project aims to build local capacity in delivering the Stop Food Waste Challenge. A training programme has been developed in conjunction with Stop Food Waste (CTC) and two training sessions are being to interested groups of participants in […]

Roscommon Begins Food Waste Programme

Roscommon County Council has begun a series of food waste audits in the region as part of its work with LAPN for 2017/18. The local authority aims to conduct ten such audits to determine percentages and types of Food Waste and the associated costs for businesses. The aim is that once wastes and their sources […]

2017 Winners of the Tidy Towns EPA Special Award on Waste Prevention

The winners of the EPA Special Award on Waste Prevention were announced at the National Tidy Towns competition. These are: National Award Winner 2017: Raheny Tidy Village Group   Highly commended 2017: Ballyleague Village Renewal & TidyTowns Committee, Co. Roscommon Coiste Forbartha Charraig Airt, Co. Donegal   Additional 2017 prize – Most Innovative Project: Carlingford, […]

Wicklow Food Waste Challenge Games for Primary Schools

Wicklow County Council is developing Food Waste Challenge resources for primary schools in order to promote food waste prevention and healthy eating among young people. The local authority is creating and rolling out two games in local schools, one for senior level and one for junior level which will help teachers introduce food waste prevention […]

An LAPN Stop Food Waste Challenge for Secondary Schools

Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Mayo County Council and Roscommon County Council have developed a specific programme/module aimed at secondary school students to engage them on the issue of food waste and also challenge them to take actions in their home/school to prevent food waste. The four local authorities are piloting the programme in […]