Carlingford Tidy Towns Wins Special Waste Prevention Award

The EPA has given Carlingford Tidy Towns a special award for innovation for their 2017 project promoting reusable cups. Reusable plastic cups, called green goblets, for sporting events and community groups were used to replace disposable plastic or paper cup/disposable single use plastic bottles. 3240 cups were ordered from Green Goblet Limited. The cups have […]

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, […]

Monaghan Pop Up ECO Shop

In the summer of 2018, Monaghan County Council aims to set up a Pop Up ECO shop in a town in the county. The shop would showcase activities like Junk Kouture, Men’s Sheds Reuse activities, Home Composting Demonstrations, water conservation and a Stop Food Waste programme during the summer months. The aim is to work […]

Monaghan County Council Supports Tidy Towns on Waste Prevention

Monaghan County Council is supporting Tidy Town Committees in the region in the Sustainable Waste Resource Management category in 2016/2017. Monaghan County Council made a call for applications from Tidy towns groups for waste prevention funding. Eligible projects included : awareness workshops such as furniture restoration, purchase of reusable bottles for local sports clubs, water […]

Laois Tidy Towns Reuse/Upcycling Events

Working with CRNI members, Laois County Council along with the Laois Federation of Tidy Towns hosted two Reuse/Upcycling events during Reuse Month (October 2016) focusing on creative reuse to a family audience. Abbeyleix Tidy Towns hosted one of the workshops while Mountmellick Tidy Towns hosted the second one. Both groups are very proactive in the […]

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 […]

Waste Prevention Event for Tidy Towns in Donegal

On the 18th April 2016 Donegal County Council hosted a seminar for all Donegal Tidy Towns groups on the Sustainable Waste & Resource Management category of the national competition. There were a number of presentations on the Sustainable Waste and Resource Management theme focussing on waste prevention projects and messages. Anne O’Leary, National Adjudicator gave […]

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 […]

Waste Prevention Projects in Wexford, 2015

Wexford County Council’s LAPN 2015 projects concentrated on raising awareness about three waste streams: Food, Plastic and Event & Festival Waste. Ambitious in its scope, there were four project elements encompassing the greening of two major festivals for county Wexford, food waste prevention challenges, and a reusable water bottle project. The local authority also introduced […]

Kilkenny Do One More Thing Initiatives

Kilkenny County Council has been active in the promotion of waste prevention in 2015. Utilising the local Tidy Towns network, schools and running clubs, the main focus of the work was the promotion of the Do One More Thing Initiative with the 12 active Tidy Towns groups spanning Kilkenny County. The work targeted the prevention […]