From the Environmental Awareness department, we are inviting local businesses to join us to make Waterford the cleanest county in Ireland this summer.
Key to this element of the Green Your Picnic campaign is your business’s help in keeping millions of single use cups, bottles and cutlery from ending up as litter. The equivalent of 2.25 million single use cups and bottles are used over a single long weekend. Just removing single use items from your takeaway food or drinks would significantly reduce Ireland’s waste output.
View the leaflet and poster for you to use to reduce waste at your business here
There are more useful resources for you to use at following sites:
- https://www.mywaste.ie/business/ – new commercial waste toolkit available, including downloadable posters, bin labels, a brochure, a checklist and 4 short animations. In additional to the downloadable option, a limited number of printed materials are available free of charge. The materials were initially designed with catering and retail sectors in mind. The booklet ‘How to manage your business waste’ has tips for waste prevention and segregation, with a particular focus on food waste and recyclables. The four animations ( each approx. 90secs long) would be a great training tool for staff, as they provide a good, catchy overview of how to prevent and segregate waste.
- https://www.consciouscup.ie/postersandguides.php Conscious Cup have developed posters, social media graphics and guides for cafes, shops, etc who accept reusable cups.