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Earth Day 2018 calls for end of all single-use plastics

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Agri-food sector dominates EPA worst offender list

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Grassroots movement helping Caribbean reefs to recover

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Gas subsidies included in EU Recovery Fund

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Cork Councillor calls on Minister Coveney to bring Ringaskiddy incinerator issue to Cabinet

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February 21st, 2019 The Government must follow the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure environmental laws are enforced to save our increasingly fragile eco-system, the...

EU agrees landmark plan for single-use plastics ban

December 19th, 2018 After months of intense negotiations among the key European institutions, the EU has agreed on landmark laws to slash the availability of...

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