The people of Tipperary are playing their part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill this Christmas by participating in three workshops throughout the county.
The ‘Trash to Treasure Christmas Workshops’ will examine the waste issue at Christmas and how individuals, households and businesses can reduce this mountain of rubbish that can build up over the festive period.
The Tipperary Women’s Network will host a workshop at Knocanrawley Resource Centre in Tipperary town on 10th December, while a similar workshop will be held at Lackamore N.S. from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on the same day. Meanwhile, Rockwell College in Cashel will host a workshop tomorrow (Tuesday, December 1st).
The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by Tipperary County Council, is hosting the events, which will feature waste prevention tips and demonstrations.
“The people of Tipperary have always been very responsible when it comes to disposal of plastic, paper and glass materials built up over the Christmas period, and I am confident that they will respond similarly this year,” said Pauline McDonogh, Regional Waste Prevention Co-ordinator, Southern Waste Region.
“Attendees at the upcoming workshops will create decorations from waste, look at resourceful presents and wrapping, and share ideas for reducing food waste,” she said.
Ms. McDonogh continued: “With the Christmas holidays comes lots of extra packaging, particularly in the home. However, most of this packaging can be recycled. We are again reminding the public to bring their recyclable waste to our recycling centres and bottles and aluminium cans to the bring banks around County Tipperary.”
The Southern Waste Region encompasses the local authorities in Tipperary, Carlow, Clare, Cork City, Cork County, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick City & County, Waterford City & County and Wexford.
Visit www.southernwasteregion.ie for more Info.