The City Council has launched a campaign to encourage people to reduce their waste this Christmas.
Christmas is the time of the year when we waste most food and produce most waste paper, cardboard, plastic and other types of packaging.
Cork City Council is encouraging people to waste less food by planning their menus, using or freezing their leftovers and only buying what they need.
The message is to reduce food waste and to make sure that all recyclable materials are recycled by placing them clean, dry and loose into your recycling bin.
Cork City Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer, Mary Walsh says:
“The typical Irish family wastes about €700 worth of food each year by simply buying too much. Along with being a waste of money, this also has a negative impact on our environment. We are encouraging people to save money and the environment by meal planning, smart shopping and using all their leftovers. Additionally, Christmas is a time when we generate lots of paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminium cans and other packaging. We would urge people firstly to choose recycled goods and to put these materials in their recycling in a clean, dry and loose state.”