Ireland launches composting association

The Irish Environment Minister has launched Cré – the Composting Association of Ireland, coinciding with the International Composting Awareness Week.

In its policy statement on waste management, the Irish Government has set itself a target for a 65% reduction in biodegradable waste being consigned to landfill over a 15 year period, requiring a 50% drop in household waste going to landfill.

“Composting has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of waste going for disposal and landfill,” said Dempsey. “Indeed, composting demonstrates how individuals can take responsibility for their own waste and put it to beneficial re-use.”

Further information on the Government’s composting advice is available in the booklet Your Home and the Environment, which forms part of the environmental awareness campaign, ‘It’s easy to make a difference’, and can be ordered from the Enfo website.

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