Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Alan Kelly was delighted to launch Brownbin.iw at OD Agri Compost Site in Tipperary on the 9th October.
What is brownbin.ie?
Diverting food waste from the more expensive residual bin to the brown bin will save households money and with the average Irish householder discarding up to €1,000 worth of food each year, brownbin.ie aims to be Ireland’s most comprehensive online source for information and tips on how to prevent food waste arising in the first place. Correctly recycling food will not just save you money, but will be key in helping to improve things with regards to our environement as well as contributing to the circular economy.
Speakers at the Event
Speaking at the event, Mr. Alan Kelly said:
Brownbin.ie provides a valuable platform for householders to understand the importance of recycling food waste using their brown bin. As pay-by-weight comes on stream and more householders are encouraged to recycle their food waste, brownbin.ie will be a handy toolkit for families to learn what food to recycle and how to recycle their bio-waste correctly and reduce their waste bill
Martin Eves Chairman of Cré said
The successful rollout of the brown bin is dependent on appropriate education and awareness measures being introduced to support households in using the brown bin correctly. We were delighted to partner with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to develop the website; www.brownbin.ie, to provide the public with the information required to use the brown bin appropriately
We think this is a fantastic initiative and, as memebers of CRE, has our full support. Brownbin.ie was jointly funded by Cré – Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
Pop along to www.brownbin.ie now to see for yourself.
Bye for now,