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VOICE is a member-based Irish environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources.

It also advocates for the government and the corporate sector to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours, and for the development of strong national policies on waste and water issues.

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Most recent articles

Launch of Towards Zero Waste Cashel!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Blog, Repair, Waste, Zero Waste |

Cashel Co. Tipperary recently followed in the footsteps of San Francisco and Ljubljana as Zero Waste Cashel was Launch ZWCofficially launched.

“Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched last Thursday March 2nd at the Rock of Cashel. Cashel is the first town in Ireland to make the journey towards zero waste a reality.

VOICE Coordinator speaks to NearFM – listen back here!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog, Food Waste, General News, Repair, Waste | 0 comments

Tweet   Mindy O’Brien, coordinator of VOICE, spoke to Noel McGuinness of NearFM on January 13th about waste prevention in 2017. Asumptions about cost, excessive bureaucracy, convenience, practicality…all are delved into in this interview which explores food waste packaging, the repair industry, and the use of reuseable coffee cups! Contrary to Noel’s assumption, food waste packaging is actually disimproving as we are now seeing “bananas, avocados and oranges in plastic”. Fruits with such think skins surely don’t require an extra layer of plastic, a plastic that is in fact very difficult to recycle. What’s more, the packaging may encourage us to buy more than we need, causing us to...

The ’12 Wastes of Christmas’ – tips to reduce waste this Christmas

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog, General News, Waste |

Tweet    Christmas has traditionally been a time of celebration and somewhat over-indulgence. Images of a Christmas tree shining with lights and baubles and a roaring fire with stockings hanging from the mantel are brought to mind. However, in our endeavours to make our homes festive and our stomachs full, we can overlook the amount of waste that the festive season brings. Figures from Repak show that in Ireland, our packaging waste increases by up to 25% over the holiday season, with a staggering 74,000 tonnes of used glass, paper and cardboard being produced (that’s 44 kilos of waste per household!). We get through 6 million rolls of wrapping...