Carlow Engages with ICA on Food Waste Prevention

Carlow County Council has engaged with the local 13 guilds of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association to participate in the Stop Food Waste Challenge. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. The Carlow Federation was founded in 1956 and currently has 13 […]

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 […]

Stop Food Waste/Green Business Breakfast for Carlow

Carlow County Council is planning a business breakfast to promote resource efficiency and food waste prevention with those in the locality who are involved in the food retail sector. Carlow has a strong successful tradition of hosting business breakfasts through organisations such as Carlow Local Enterprise Office and Carlow Chamber of Commerce. With support from […]

Food Waste Festival in Huntington Castle, Carlow

In 2016 Carlow County Council worked with Clonegal Tidy Towns in putting together a Food Waste Festival in the grounds of Huntingdon Castle. Clonegal Tidy Towns is a very successful and proactive group who have been within 1 mark of the National Tidy Towns title. Activities that took place at the event included: Food Waste […]

Carlow Engages with Local Community Groups

Carlow County Council has engaged with community groups such as running clubs and residents associations to promote waste prevention in 2015. This year the local authority focused on issues such as: preventing waste from single use consumables such as plastic bottles and junk mail encouraging participation in the master composter programme the launch of a […]

Ballon, Co. Carlow wins EPA Waste Prevention Award

The winner of the EPA Waste Prevention Award 2014 and a prize of €1,000 is An Siopa Glas, in Ballon, Co. Carlow.   An Siopa Glas, located in the village of Ballon in County Carlow, was set up by the local community improvement group in 2012. Staffed by volunteers, income goes towards different projects in […]

LAPN at the Iverk Show 2014

Local authorities were active at the 2014 Iverk Show on the 23rd August, in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. The LAPNers hosted a Stop Food Waste stand, promoting household waste prevention to the large crowd. In the past, Kilkenny County Council has worked with the organisers of the Iverk Show, in Piltown, to reduce their waste management […]

Local Authorities Supporting European Week of Waste Reduction

Several local authorities are supporting the 2011 European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR) with a wide range of local activities. Click here to see the full range of Irish activities by everyone, including  the Irish EPA Here is just some of what the local authorities are doing – get out there and support them! aaa […]

Carlow supports 2nd European Week for Waste Reduction

Carlow Local Authorities have supported the 2nd European Week for Waste Reduction. There were two main events/initiatives in Carlow for EWWR, focussing mainly on food waste prevention. A Community Composting Workshop with Nuala Madigan (IPCC) 22nd November 2010 at 7.30 in the Council Chambers, County Hall. A full page advertisement and and competition in the […]

Posters for LAPD and LAPN Projects

Posters have been produced to summarise the individual projects of the Local Authority Prevention Demonstration (LAPD) and Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) programmes. Click on the images to see the full posters and more information: The following posters also summarise the whole programme – click on the images to learn more: