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Survey shows low concern for food waste

While Irish households are making efforts to save money by reducing their energy consumption, food waste is not a priority yet. However, in Ireland, over one million tonnes of food are wasted every year, namely around 80 kg per person. A recent survey commissioned by Sainsbury’s shows that only 3% of UK householders are concerned by wasting food.

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Dublin Transport Strategy ‘mocks’ Climate Accord, say Friends of the Irish Environment

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been accused of ‘mocking’ the 2015 Paris Climate Accord by failing to adhere to national policy and legislation in its recent Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area.

Environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) claims that Minister Shane Ross T.D. breached his legal obligations under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 to ‘have regard to’ the objective of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the department’s new strategy.