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With more than 35,000 tonnes of used packaging expected to be generated by households over Easter, we are encouraging people to be a good egg and recycle as much of the waste as possible.
Irish people are expected to consume more than 12.5m Easter eggs over the holiday weekend — an average of six per household. Despite all the eggs consumed, the packaging counts for less than 2%, or 500 tonnes, of all the packaging generated over the weekend. In addition, more than 14.5m bottles and jars in waste will be generated, especially from Good Friday parties.
Last year 10% more wine and 8% more spirits were bought over the Easter period than in 2011. And with families organising their own gatherings, there is expected to be more tea and coffee consumed as well as breakfast foods, lamb, and turkey.
Last year, 20% more lamb and turkey was bought than in 2011. Newspapers also experienced a growth of almost 8% in sales during the Easter holiday last year.
Following a record packaging recycling year last year, Repak is aiming to recycle 22,500 tonnes of used household packaging this Easter, a 6% increase on the previous year. Last year, over 21,000 tonnes of packaging was collected and recycled over the Easter period, up 14% on 2011.
Repak spokesman Darrell Crowe pointed out that packaging waste generated over the Easter holiday period was 15% more than that produced over an average month. He said many confectionery companies had reduced their packaging by more than 25% over the last few years. “We are delighted that many confectionery companies have been making continuous efforts to reduce their environmental impact, by not only funding producer recycling schemes like Repak, but also by driving packaging reduction initiatives on their confectionery products.”
We urge people to locate the nearest recycling facility to them or alternatively visit www.recyclemore.ie for more information on bring bank locations and recycling centres in their area.
Happy Easter Folks
We all know the importance of trees.
Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.
Trees also control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Leaves absorb and filter the sun’s radiant energy, keeping things cool in summer. Trees also preserve warmth by providing a screen from harsh wind.
In addition, to recycling. Reducing air and noise pollution is also a must for making the world a better place.
How do we do that?
Well, by reducing the amount of time you drive, try going for a walk instead and surprisingly by planting trees
Trees, What, How do they reduce noise & air pollution?
Sure look at this. An apartment block in Italy have covered their apartments in trees to avoid noise & air pollution
Living in a crowded city takes a toll on the human mind and body, regardless if you notice it or not. According to data based research, if you don’t encounter nature and green foliage on a daily basis it is actually bad for your mental and physical wellbeing–for more reasons than one. Still, some people want to live in the city, as suburbs and rural communities just don’t feel like home.
Italian architect Luciano Pia has the perfect solution, a way to combine lush vegetation with urban landscapes with his latest architectural masterpiece: an awesome urban tree house.
Mr. Pia was the architect behind the unique apartment complex located at 25 Via Chabrera, in Turin, Italy. The 5-story residence is built around 150 deciduous trees with steel girders so that residents can live in a giant urban tree house. The terraces were built to allow for more greenery, and as a result are bursting with large potted trees.
This apartment is a dream come true, it even includes its own lovely pond in the courtyard for you to relax around in the summer, enjoying the natural sounds of the pound paired with the unbeatable shade provided by 150 trees.
The trees shade the apartments from the heat of the sun during the summer, and during the winter when the trees shed their leaves the trees allow just the perfect amount of light to get in. Plus, the trees filter out a good deal of smells and sounds coming from outside so that residents can enjoy a quieter, more peaceful living space while still living in the center of the action.
The building is also good for the city at large, as trees naturally help reduce pollution and provide improved air quality.
This building at 25 Via Chabrera was completed back in 2012. You know what that means… you can see it on Google Maps’ street view!
How cool is this form of reducing pollution?