Westmeath Project to make organic weed & moss killer

Westmeath County Council is working with with Foróige & Tidy Towns Group to make an alternative to chemical weed & moss killers. The “Greener Gardening” booklet, previously funded under the LAPN, is being as a guidance document in this project. The local authority met the project group and researched organic weed & moss killer for […]

Roscommon Develops Green Cleaning Videos

Roscommon County Council has developed a series of ‘green cleaning’ videos for householders, called ‘Green Cleaning Life Hacks’. These are supported by a series of recipes for the greener cleaning products that are used in the videos. The aim of the short videos is to support those householders who want to clean their homes in […]

Wicklow County Council Runs Hazardous Waste School Programmes

Since 2015, Wicklow County Council has been running, in partnership with the Dominican College in Wicklow, a Transition Year (TY) module called Sustainable Education. This module explored ways of behaving more sustainably and included actions taken by the students to practice new behaviours. This has now been developed further to undertake an education programme based […]

Roscommon Develops Greener Cleaning Stickers for Households

In order to support householders in greening the cleaning of their homes and in reusing materials, Roscommon County Council has developed a set of Greener Cleaning Stickers Sheet of Stickers for Green Cleaning. These stickers for greener cleaning products list ingredients (and quantities). The stickers can then be put on old spray bottles and jars […]

Wicklow Targets Textiles, Hazardous Waste and Businesses in 2015

Wicklow County Council took a three strand approach for its waste prevention LAPN projects in 2015. The textile reuse and recycling strand aimed to utilise the local charity shop sector to quantify the volume of textiles reused in the area and to examine (and improve) the types of textile reuse and recycling activities available to […]

Longford Supports Hazardous Waste Prevention

Longford County Council has implemented a project on hazardous waste in the county. The project involved the specialised collection of hazardous waste in four locations in the local authority area. It also included a survey of service users about their thoughts and behaviour in relation to waste. In summary the aims of the project were […]

Galway County Hazardous Waste Events

Galway County Council has developed and delivered a Household Hazardous Waste Prevention Programme for householders, community groups and Tidy Towns organisations. The local authority received support from several libraries and Tidy Towns in the county. The events were held between July 2015 – December 2015 in the following locations: Athenry Library, Gort Library, Spiddal Library, […]

Paint Reuse in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) County Council has worked on a project to prevent hazardous waste, through the reuse of paint. The DLR project involved a partnership with the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun and focused on reusing paint. The Rediscovery Centre runs a paint reuse project ( Rediscover Paint) whereby unused water-based paint is collected, remixed […]

Greener Cleaning guide – “In-house printer friendly” version

Would you like some tips on how to clean your home in a healthy and environmentally friendly way, while also saving you money? See our room-by-room guide for environmental tips for domestic cleaning and hygiene. This guide has been prepared by a number of local authorities in the Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN). It is based […]

Midleton Event on alternative environment-friendly household cleaning agents.

Midleton Tidy Towns and Supervalu Store Midleton are co-osting an environmentally friendly shopping event. The event is being supported by on the day by Sinéad Ní Mhainnín, Galway County Council and Pauline McDonogh, Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office. WHERE: Supervalu Store Midleton & (Library) TIME: Time 2-6 pm & 6-8 (Library) DATE: Thursday […]