FreeTrade Ireland Quicklinks
The Free Trade Ireland Quicklinks have been specially chosen to help users find out more about initiatives and programmes currently helping to promote and facilitate material reuse throughout Ireland today.
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Government and Community based programmes
Many ongoing Government initiatives aimed at raising awareness and promoting the concept of sustainable waste management and reuse are in operation across a multitude of sectors in Ireland since the launch of the National Waste Prevention Programme in 2004.
Such initiatives are managed (to name but a few!) by such groups as the EPA, the Department of the Environment, An Taisce and Fáilte Ireland. For more information check out:
Green Home programme
TidyTowns is an annual competition organised by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with the support of the main sponsor SuperValu and many other agencies. First run back in 1958, the competition now attracts on average over 700 entrants per year from all over Ireland.
The competition involves participating areas being rated on all aspects of their local environment, prizes awarded to the best under many different categories with the overall winner crowned as "Ireland's Tidiest Town". For more information on the TidyTowns competition, click here.
In conjunction with the Government initiatives highlighted above, there are a number of community and national based programmes operated by organisations outside direct government control. These include:
There is a wide network of charity shops located all over Ireland. For more information on shops located in your area visit the Irish Charity Shops Association website.
The Local Authorities of Ireland are constantly updating their information regarding waste prevention and reuse. For more information on initiatives in your area visit your Local Aurhorities website:
- Ireland’s National Declutter Day was founded by Declutter Therapist Breda Stack. This unique yearly event hopes to create awareness around the many benefits of decluttering, support the donation of unwanted items to charity and encourage the reuse and recycling of unwanted items