Cobh Zero Waste Blog posts

Our news, views, and tips for making the great island great.

Waste Generation & Economic Growth

Talking about climate change and other environmental issues might sometimes sound utopic and like a wasted effort for many people. However, the discussion of these themes has intensified lately from young environmental activists from different parts of the world, such as Greta Thunberg (Sweden), Isra Hirsi (USA), Autumm Peltier (Canada), Leisein Mutunkei (Kenya), Leah Namugerwa (Uganda), Saoi O’Connor (Ireland), amongst others.

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Cobh Household Waste Survey

Cobh Zero Waste needs your help!

We’re teaming up with Voice Ireland to launch an initiative to make Cobh, our beautiful town Ireland’s first zero waste town. This will help make Cobh one of the most sustainable places to live, where most resources are recycled, rather than ending up as residual waste that ends up in landfill or being incinerated.

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Cobh Zero Waste Conversations; A Sustainable Christmas Dinner

This Thursday we are hosting an online talk with Ellie O’Byrne on the subject of ‘A Sustainable Christmas Dinner’. Ellie O’Byrne is a local journalist whose work has explored low waste and food sustainability for many years. Her new podcast on Irish food sustainability ‘Greenbites’ is an incredible resource.…

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fast fashion

What is Fast Fashion? & 5 ways to Avoid It!

By Dearbhla Richardson

So, what is Fast Fashion?

Oxford dictionary’s definition of fast fashion is as follows; inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. 

What that means is huge business’ creating new clothing in bulk, every time there is a shift in the market.…

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action day

Action Days

Cobh Zero Waste has held many action days and outreach events to bring awareness to our group and highlight just some of the solutions to pressing issues such as pollution and climate change. These have included zero-waste workshops, seminars on waste management from experts, our stall at Cobh Farmers’ Market, and a talk from zero-waste expert and influencer Bea Johnson. …

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energy plan

The Great Island Energy Plan

As our way of living here on earth changes our systems need to change alongside them. To be different and better, these new systems need to be inclusive, fair and kinder to the earth. The movement toward these fairer systems is known as a just transition; where everyone no one is left behind. The…

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cobh's repair cafe

Cobh’s Repair Cafe

Cobh Zero Waste held the first Cobh’s Repair Cafe in the Sirius Art Centre on the 23rd November 2019 and it was a great success. Lots of happy people turned up to have their broken and damaged items repaired, some came for some upcycling advice and some just came for a nice chat and a cuppa.…

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cobh zero waste stall

Cobh Zero Waste Market Stall

The Cobh Zero Waste Market stall, in operation since January 2019, located in Cobh’s lovely promenade is open on the last Friday of every month from 9A.M. to 1 P.M, we are back open since the 12th of June 2020 (Practising social distancing of course!!)…

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zero waste hacks leaving house

18 Zero Waste Hacks For Leaving the House

Leaving the house and remaining zero waste takes a little planning, but probably not as much as you think. Remember, not so long ago we didn’t have to pay for plastic bags; these days bringing your reusables to the supermarket is as second-nature as grabbing your wallet.…

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