What the network works on…
LAPN projects focus on all types of resource efficiency and waste prevention including food, material, water and energy.
The work of the network aligns closely with the circular economy and the idea that we can ‘do more, with less’.
Waste prevention is a crucial step when it comes to improving and preserving the world around us.
Reducing the amount of resources we extract from the Earth, while maintaining our quality of life, is a critical aspect in the fight against climate change.
Introducing waste prevention in our households, communities, and businesses will help us create a more sustainable Ireland, and a brighter tomorrow for our future generations.
In Ireland, there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Find out what you can do to help put an end to this environmental disaster.
Repair and reuse
Repair and reuse are critical parts of the circular economy. By keeping goods in use for longer, we can reduce the impact they have on the planet and save money too.
Rethinking single use
The average person in Ireland generates 577 kg of waste per year. Confronting our material usage waste will lead to a more sustainable Ireland.
Thousands of festivals take place across Ireland every year. Both local and national festivals are amazing opportunities to learn and educate about waste prevention.
Almost half of the drinking water in Ireland is wasted. By making small changes within our households, businesses, and communities, we can reduce this startling figure.
With most of our energy still coming from fossil fuels, the ways in which we travel, heat our buildings and use electricity have a big impact on our climate.
Greener cleaning & gardening
Reduce the impact of chemical products used in the home and learn about environmentally friendly alternatives