world oceans day

Plastic pollution and marine litter the focus of World Oceans Day 2017

June 7th, 2017 A number of events will be held across the world over the coming days to celebrate World Oceans Day 2017, including community clean ups and projects to eliminate or lower usage of single use plastic bags and bottles. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Our Ocean, Our Future’ focusing on the problem […]

Uplift campaign launched to push for drinks container deposit refund scheme

May 11th, 2017 Zero Waste Ireland and VOICE have launched a campaign on Uplift to petition the Minister for Climate Action and the Environment to Introduce a Deposit-Refund System for drinks containers in Ireland. According to VOICE, container deposit and refund schemes are extremely successful at addressing the recycling of bottles and cans in other countries. […]

Microbeads only a Fragment of our Microplastic Pollution Problem

May 1st, 2017 Microbeads, tiny pieces of plastic found by the hundreds of thousands in shower gels, face-scrubs and toothpaste, were once trumpeted as a cosmetic “must have” – a crucial ingredient in the battle for beauty. Now they have become a hated ingredient. The US, Canada and the Netherlands have banned them from cosmetics […]

What is the Circular Economy and how can it help?

20th March 2017 The EU has been making moves towards a circular economy. Recently they voted to back legislation which aims for at least 70% of municipal waste to be recycled, and food waste to be reduced by 50% by 2030. Businesses, governments and public sector organisations are also working to achieve the elusive circle. But […]

Pineapple fiber shoes, eucalyptus belt, mushroom’ leather jacket,… surprising and eco-friendly materials of the future

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VIDEO : The IEN experience during Plastic Free July

11st of August, 2016 During the past month a weird obsession appeared in the IEN office. The distinct sound of plastic became a trigger for arguments and we all started to look at plastic with fear and disgust. Yes, during the month of July the office was upside down because of the Plastic Free July […]

Go Naked – it’s so much better!

VOICE, an Irish environmental charity that campaigns for the responsible use of resources, is urging consumers to go naked. In an effort to free us all from the hassle of getting through unnecessary packaging on many everyday products, the Dublin-based charity recommends buying naked or unpackaged items where possible.