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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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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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