Cork City Greens Christmas GLOW Festival

Cork City Council has greened the annual Christmas GLOW Festival in the city. GLOW is a major festival celebrating Christmas in the heart of the city, in the Grand Parade area in the weeks coming up to Christmas. Tens of thousands of people visit GLOW annually, and with many food stalls and other outlets, large […]

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 […]

Mobile Waste Prevention App in Donegal

Donegal County Council (DCC) is developing a mobile app for the provision of waste services and waste prevention information. This development is due to the introduction of changes in waste management charging systems to a Pay By Weight system, whereby there is an opportunity to provide information to householders on how to reduce waste by […]

Laois Secondary Schools Reuse Project

Laois County Council and The Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) has been working with Secondary Schools on an innovative Reuse Project. Currently Laois has 74 awarded Green Flag Schools with only 9 schools left to achieve their award. Working with CRNI members, 9 secondary schools (some yet to achieve their green flag award) were invited […]

Kildare County Council Supports Reuse

Kildare County Council (KCC) has provided 3,500 reusable drinks bottles to groups and individuals in Kildare. As KCC has links with a wide variety of community, youth and sports groups, it was decided to offer a useful item that pointed to reuse and also referenced the Eastern-Midlands Waste Region (EMWR). A reusable drinks bottle was […]

Reusable Coffee Cups Project in Louth

Louth County Council has implemented a project to promote reusable coffee cups to prevent waste. The project was designed to tackle the issue of disposable take-away beverage cups. It involved the procurement of 700 reusable beverage cups, which were branded with waste prevention information. Local cafes were encouraged to participate and offered the reusable cups […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donegal promotes food waste prevention

In 2015 Donegal County Council engaged with householders using local media to raise awareness about preventing waste and in particular encouraging food waste prevention.   The population of County Donegal is 161,137. In 2015 it was decided to raise awareness of waste prevention in particular food waste using a range of media and adverting platforms. […]