Category Archives: Recycling

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Compostable Packaging – Separating the ‘Green’ from the ‘Greenwash’

There is a lot of confusion around compostable packaging, so much so that we think it deserves it’s own write-up. This piece aims to fill in some of the information gaps around organic material and compostables, to empower us to make more informed purchasing decisions. What is Compostable Packaging Made From? In short, compostable packaging […]

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5 Tips on Plastic Recycling and How to Reduce Plastic Pollution Once and for All

Obeo’s previous blog post looked at plastics and outlined the effect of plastic pollution both on our health and on the environment. This week we take a look at how to manage the plastic waste that comes into our homes and how to reduce plastic pollution. If we are serious about tackling global warming then we […]

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The Problem of Plastic (a Short Summary)

The fundamental problem with plastic is that it is so damn handy. So handy in fact that it’s impossible to imagine a world without it. The second problem with plastic is that it is a manufacturers dream. Plastic is cheap to produce, lightweight and very adaptable. Unfortunately, we now know that it’s the earth and […]

Obeo’s Guide to the Do’s and Dont’s of Composting

Obeo’s Guide to the Do’s and Dont’s of Composting We’re on a bit of a composting kick recently. So this week we decided to bring you a little do’s and dont’s list. Knowing what and what not to put in your home composter, will help to ensure that you achieve best results. Composting can often […]

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Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017

Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017 Electric Picnic is one of the most highly anticipated music events of the year, with 55,000 set to ascend on Stradbally this weekend. Going green at EP is a lot easier than you might think. Festival organisers are making more of an effort than ever to reduce the impact […]

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Composter

Things to Consider Before Getting a Composter   In last weeks blog post we discussed the issues surrounding food waste and the ways in which you can help to reduce it. When it comes to waste, reduction is key, followed then by re-use and finally recycling. Recycling your food waste has become far more accessible […]