Category Archives: Environmental Campaigns

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month

Reuse is about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse … Continue reading

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‘Top of the City’ Community Garden a success

A previously derelict site on St Carthage’s Avenue has gone through a complete makeover over the last 18 months thanks to the successful cooperation between Waterford City and County Council, community garden members and local businesses. The project kicked off … Continue reading

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Furniture Upcycling workshop with Marianne Heaphy

Join us for a fun introduction to furniture upcycling with Marianne of The Revamp Tramp at 7pm 21st October, as part of Reuse Month. This free Introduction to Furniture Upcycling Workshop will start with how to prepare furniture for upcycling … Continue reading

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Picker Pals Litter-Picking Programmes continues to grow in Waterford

Mayor of City and County of Waterford, Cllr. Joe Kelly, is giving his full support to the roll out of Picker Pals, a litter-picking primary schools programme in Waterford. This year the programme will grow from the 10 classrooms that … Continue reading

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October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month

Reuse is about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse … Continue reading

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Recycling Changes announced as Soft Plastic Waste can now be placed in Household Recycling Bins

All plastic packaging waste – including soft plastic – can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins as long as it is clean, dry and loose. Making the announcement, Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, … Continue reading

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Minister Eamon Ryan discusses Waterford’s Decarbonisation Zone designation

On Monday, September 6th, Minister for Transport and Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD visited Waterford to discuss Waterford’s Decarbonising Zone (DZ) designation with Waterford City and County Council. In Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, local authorities were … Continue reading

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Free Workshop For Teachers About Fashion And The Environment

In Ireland, our addiction to new clothes is doing more harm than you may think. Half a tonne of clothing is dumped here every minute, producing over 12 tonnes of carbon emissions – the same as driving 65,000 kilometres in … Continue reading

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“Bag It, Bin It !” DOG FOULING CAMPAIGN

Waterford Council have been working with several community groups over the summer on the Bag it, Bin it campaign. One of these groups was Tournore Court Residents Association, Dungarvan who borrowed the Bag it, Bin it stencil and sprayed the … Continue reading

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