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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Recycling rate climbs… 27 November 2014

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today welcomed news that the amount of household waste recycled and composted continued to increase for the twelfth consecutive year

 

For the first time less than half of all household waste generated went to landfill and marks a progressive step towards the Minister’s objective of achieving zero waste. Speaking at the WRAP NI conference, the Minister welcomed the recycling figures and gave an update on the Northern Ireland Waste Management Strategy that was published last October.

Commenting on the annual results, the Minister said: “The North has turned an important corner in our road to zero waste. We are increasingly seeing waste as a valuable resource. Clearly, the message to prevent waste and recycle has been taken on board by householders across the country. Their recycling efforts have diverted an additional 18,000 tonnes of waste from landfill since the previous year. That’s £1.3million extra in landfill tax savings for Northern Ireland councils. But we must be careful not to be too complacent, we are only half way to a zero waste society.”

Addressing conference delegates from the waste sector, Minister Durkan highlighted: “Today you have been discussing ways to make us more sustainable in the use of our resources. It’s quite simple, for Northern Ireland to remain competitive in a global market, we as a society must become more resource efficient and move to a circular economy, a zero waste economy.

“Being more resource efficient leads to more employment, creates new opportunities for economic growth and greater innovation, increases economic performance and competitiveness, tackles climate change; and limits the environmental impacts of resource use.”

The Minister reaffirmed his intention to introduce regulations to restrict food waste going into landfill in the coming months. He also laid out plans for a focus on increasing the quality and value of recyclates.

“Approximately 190,000 tonnes of food waste is landfilled every year. Recycling this waste alone could easily meet future European targets and save millions of pounds for councils.

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