The latest statistics report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that Ireland is ‘going in wrong direction across a number of indicators, such as falling recycling levels’.
2019 and 2020 data shows that Ireland continues to be a throwaway society which depends heavily on incineration.
Covid-19 has led to a considerable increase in household waste. While the EPA will be undertaking detailed waste characterisation work in coming months, feedback from retailers is that there has been a notable increase in customer demand for wrapped over loose food items including bakery items and fruit/veg.
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