Household and commercial waste production in Ireland has increased dramatically in the last 20 years.
Landfills all around the country are under severe pressure, while our non-renewable resources are being exhausted at alarming rates. The amount of municipal waste produced has increased steadily over the last decade to approximately 3 million tonnes. By thinking about the impact we are having on the environment and changing our actions accordingly we can play an important part in promoting sustainable development (i.e. "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future"). Reducing the amount of waste we produce by re-using, repairing, composting, recycling and, most importantly, preventing waste in the first place can help to protect both our country and our planet for future generations.
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