The Irish Government and others say, climate is the defining challenge of our time. We have an opportunity to act now to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and secure a safer future for generations to come.
You can click here to view information on how Ireland is responding to this challenge and what supports are available to help you take action.
You can also learn more from the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland by registering for its online conference which will be held in June 2021.
In 2019 the EPA held its last Climate Change Conference at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Unfortunately the 2020 Climate Change Conference was postponed but the conference is back for 2021.
The conference titled Climate Solutions for a Better Tomorrow will be hosted online on the morning of June 23rd between 9am and 1pm and on the afternoon of June 24th 2021 between 1pm and 5pm.
The conference event will run over 2 days and will cover :
Day 1 – To explore achievement of climate neutrality by 2050; challenges and solutions
Day 2 – Explore the role of society in the transition to climate neutrality and resilience
Please register below for this free event.
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Further details will follow shortly after you register.
To learn about climate change in simple terms you can click here. The link will bring you to a website which explains common climate action terms in plain English. The explanations are designed to help describe ideas and concepts rather than to give strict scientific definitions. You can even take a quiz which is great for family learning!
Circular Economy 2021
It was announced on June 15th 2021 that the Irish Government Cabinet has approved the general scheme of the Circular Economy Bill 2021. The Circular Economy Bill aims to curb a wide range of single-use products and ensure more robust waste management, including greater household segregation of items, and reduce food waste.
The Circular Economy Bill will:
- ensure all households have access to and use segregated waste services and incentivise the commercial sector to increase waste separation
- incentivise the reuse and the use of recyclable alternatives to a range of wasteful single-use disposable packaging and other items, and will re-designate the existing Environment Fund as a Circular Economy Fund
- provide for the GDPR-compliant use of range of technologies, such as CCTV for waste enforcement purposes, this will support efforts to tackle illegal dumping and littering
- place the Circular Economy and National Food Loss Prevention Roadmap on a statutory footing, ensuring this issue remains a priority for future governments
- streamline the processes for End-of-Waste and By-Products decisions, tackling the delays which can be encountered by industry
- consolidate Government’s policy of keeping fossil fuels in the ground by introducing prohibitions on exploration for and extraction of coal, lignite and oil shale
You can read more here.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT provide recycling opportunities to home and business customers for all types of electronics equipment. Recycle IT offer a range of services including free, drop off, free community collections and cost-effective personal or business collections.
Our team will accept old household electrical items, small office electrical items alongside your garden power tools and pure metal equipment. We can also accept commercial appliances but do call in advance.
Recycle IT as a social enterprise works in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.