Category Archives: Recycling

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5 Ways to Recycle Plastics and 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. If we are serious about tackling global warming then we need to keep fossil fuels in […]

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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 […]

How will the new bin charges affect me?

New Bin Charging Structure It was confirmed today that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government. The new arrangement gives waste collectors with the ability to continue to provide, or introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers and abolishes the mandatory Pay-By-Weight structure introduced by the government […]