Now available online: The Southern Waste Region's newsletter Resource Efficiency for Industry & Business Issue 2 January...
Wednesday January 28th is Data Protection Day, householders & SME's living in Waterford & Limerick can avail of a free shredding...
The draft regional waste management plan for the Southern Region was launched on November 18th & public consultation runs from now...
Speaker presentations from the 2014 Series of the Southern Waste Region's Business Breakfasts on Resource Efficiency & Green...
The Southern Region:
The Southern Region consists of the administrative areas of Carlow, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford County Councils, Limerick City and County Council, Waterford City and County Council and Cork City Council. The land area of the Region is approximately 29,589km2, which equates to about 42% of the total land area of the country. Inland, the Region is bounded to the North by Counties Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Galway. Coastal borders to the East, South and West comprise the Irish Sea, St. Georges Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean respectively.
The Southern Region is highly varied in terms of its landscape and waterways and creates an area of natural beauty making it a renowned tourist destination. Tourism has become a major economic growth sector in general in the region.
The Role of the Southern Region Waste Management Office:
- To co-ordinate the preparation of the regional waste management plan for Click here to find out more ...
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Now that recycling waste is now an everyday occurrence, we want to help you to Do 1 More Thing and prevent waste.
By repairing and reusing more everyday items we can all save money and time, once we get into the habit or learn more about repair.
Repair and reuse is higher up the waste hierarchy than recycling and disposal because its good for the environment, it saves resources and reduces disposal.
Repair & reuse requires a new way of thinking – it means moving away from using products once to using them over and over. It also means broadening our ideas about re-use of everyday items like shopping bags and plastic tubs, to really embrace reuse we need to stop and think before we recycle or dispose of anything at home.
Altering or upcycling clothes rather than buying new ones;
Fixing a bike
Not always upgrading to the newest TV, gaming station or coffee machine
Salvaging parts from items to use during repair
Repair & reuse can open a whole new world and we can also learn new skills and engage with our local community in a new way through Repair Cafes, charity shops and voluntary organisations such as the Mens Shed.
Learn New Skills:
www.fixitclub.com Simple instructions & tips on troubleshooting and repairing household things that break by the bestselling “How does it work?” author Dan Ramsey.
www.tradeschool.coop/dublin Trade School Dublin is an alternative learning community that runs on barter (you give the teacher something small in return for the class/workshop). Trade School helps people share skills, ideas, experiences and resources.
www.ifixit.com iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. The website and free app includes guides on how to repair items and there is a forum for questions and answers.
Do 1 More thing – always think repair before disposal.