Dublin's Bloom 'Gets Greener'

Dublin's Bloom festival is due to get "even greener", following the announcement of new initiatives jointly introduced by the City Council and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Bloom festival takes place over the coming June Bank Holiday weekend - Thursday 29 May to Monday 2 June, with an expected audience in the region of 120,000.

This year festival organisers will ensure that food waste and packaging is be composted, with all food vendors using certified compostable packaging.

The festival is also introducing a three-bin system to allow segregation of waste by visitors at the festival. There will be one bin for food and compostable packaging waste, one bin for recyclables and one bin for general waste.

In Ireland over 1m tonnes of food waste is disposed of per year, according to Dublin City Council. On average 1/3 comes from homes, which means that each person is throwing away 80kg of food waste per year.


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