Waste and the Circular Economy

  • Projects that can be undertaken to reduce the amount of waste generated and the way we deal with that waste
  • Waste prevention tips from the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Counteracting throwaway culture
  • Communal waste collection events – scrap metal, paint, batteries etc
  • Plastic-free zones
  • Zero waste initiatives
  • Funding opportunities

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.  http://storyofstuff.org

The Story of Stuff – the classic introduction to our disposable dysfunctional consumer society

What is a “Circular Economy”? Why should we care? What does it mean for us? In this talk, Cillian Lohan, CEO of an Irish NGO, the Green Economy Foundation, will explain the basic principles behind the economic concept of a circular economy and how it can really change the world for the better.

The Circular Economy – A simple Explanation – Cillian Lohan

Zero waste

Zero Waste Alliance Ireland ZWAI is a policy oriented organization, established in 2004 to focus on Zero Waste principles, whole lifecycle approach, where waste is seen as a resource. Here is their website.

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