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Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog, General News, Waste |

VOICE Launches Nationwide Recycling and Waste Management Workshops

VOICE Launches Nationwide Recycling and Waste Management Workshops

Tweet  VOICE Ireland will manage 25 Waste Ambassadors to run workshops with communities across Ireland beginning this Autumn. Over 600 workshops will be held to help people manage and reduce their waste. Supported by the Government, VOICE will work with the three regional waste authorities: the Southern Region, Connaught Ulster Region and the Midlands Eastern Region, to address confusion around how best to implement the three ‘R’s: reduce, recycle and rot. VOICE will be forming a new team to run this project; VOICE Coordinator Mindy O’Brien says, “people are hugely confused as to which bin to put their recyclables and waste, we plan to go out into communities to provide helpful hints on how to reduce household waste streams and how to sort waste properly.  We are very excited about this hands-on approach and cannot wait to hire and train our new team of waste ambassadors and tackle waste in a real way.” We are currently looking for individuals interested in running these workshops. VOICE has long pushed for...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, General News, Waste |

Support the Waste Reduction Bill

Support the Waste Reduction Bill

Tweet  One of our main projects this summer has been building momentum on the new Waste Reduction Bill, introduced by the Green Party, due for debate in the Dail this evening. This bill would make Ireland cleaner and greener. By banning disposable plastic plates, cups, and other tableware, (including one of the most notoriously inefficient single-use items, plastic coffee cups) take-aways, coffee shops and supermarkets would be encouraged to offer compostable packaging.  Additionally, we encourage shops to offer discounts to patrons who bring their own reusable containers and coffee cups. The Conscious Cup Campaign have recently launched and are asking coffee shops to support the transition away from single use coffee cups and support people who bring a reusable cup by offering a discount. The waste bill would also introduce a deposit/refund scheme for drinks containers to motivate people to return their glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans to reclaim their deposit.  Incentives like these will reduce the amount of litter strewn around our countryside, streams and beaches....

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog, General News |

TV and Radio appearances so far this year

TV and Radio appearances so far this year

TweetJanuary 2nd on Newstalk Drive with Sarah McInerney 5pm – towards the end of this clip  Food waste tracking, the importance of planning ahead when shopping and why we need to separate food and general waste at home. January 13th on High Noon with George Hook 12.30pm – towards the end of this clip  Quest for perfectly shaped carrot leading to food waste farm to fork, exaggeration on food label dates and the need to use our senses – smell and taste to see if food is gone off and what’s the price being paid in all of this waste for the environment? January 27th on Newstalk Drive with Sarah McInerney 5pm – towards the end of this clip Recycling bin contamination – what can you not put in your recycling bin – why we need to separate paper from plastic. Also a reminder of what can and cannot be flushed down the toilet. February 7th on High Noon with George Hook 12.30pm – midway of this clip Highlighting the importance of Home...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, General News |

Tweet  Last Sunday, June 11th, we spent the afternoon with the vibrant community members of Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. We were invited to participate in the Grand Canal Dock Residence Association’s Street Feast. Street Feast is an annual celebration of community and food, where people come together on the street they live on to share food, music and spend time together. It was a wonderful day filled with local talent, delicious food and excellent conversation. The sun even made an appearance between the spells of wind and...

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