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Finalist in the Image Interiors Product of the Year Awards!

We are thrilled that our very own Obeo Food Waste Bag is a finalist in the IMAGE INTERIORS product of the year awards 2019! Sustainability is a big theme this year and we are up against some serious Irish talent – Cupan Cre’s hand crafted reusable coffee cup, Cloon Keen’s transatlantic candle and Easca Irish […]

Guest Blog: How To Have A Sustainable Wedding

A person’s wedding day should be the happiest day of their life – and we’re not here to ruin that for you. We all know weddings carry huge monetary costs, but very few people consider the environmental costs of a wedding. A recent study of the environmental cost of Irish weddings was a real eye-opener […]

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My Top 6 Eco-Changes at Home for Sustainable Living

Plastic Free July has officially come to a close. Last month saw people from all over the world make a conscious effort to reduce their use of plastic products. Social media was awash with #plasticfreejuly highlighting the efforts of individuals worldwide in their move away from single-use plastic. So what happens now? How do we keep […]

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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 […]

How to Reduce Plastics

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 […]

Want to improve your carbon footprint? Start in the kitchen.

The kitchen is a great place to start if you want to make a positive environmental impact. Think about it, every week we bring food and all it’s packaging into our kitchen. Sadly much of what we take in goes straight back out in the bin. By using the waste hierarchy and following the steps […]

Our top websites on food waste reduction and recycling.

Yes, the internet is a magical place filled with endless information. But it can also be a pretty confusing place too. Sometimes the internet surfing leaves us more questions than answers. That is why this weeks blog highlights some of our favourite internet resources on food waste reduction and recycling. Love Food Hate Waste Love […]