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Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change:Key 1

Tuesday 2nd March
Online
Free

CCC– Net Zero: The need for joint action on adaptation

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

ORNI Conference and Strategy Launch

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Regenerating your soil – Agronomy and Business Virtual Conference for Arable Growers

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 2

Thursday 4th March
Online
Free

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Scoping Surveys for Arborists

Monday 8th March
Online
£120.50

Conversations about Climate Change: Northern Ireland’s Energy Challenge

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 3

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

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The Rivers Trust Conference: Water at the heart of climate resilience

Tuesday 16th March
Online
Free

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BTO: NI Seabird Report 2020 Launch

Thursday 18th March
Online
Free

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Imagine! Festival 2021

Monday 22nd March
Online

Greener Recovery Festival

Monday 22nd March
Online
£6 – £72

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Introducing 20 Minute Neighbourhoods

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

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Textile Waste Campaign 18 February 2021

Minister welcomes Textile Waste Campaign

 

Image via Pixabay

Environment Minister Gordon Lyons has welcomed the launch of a new campaign to address the problem we face with textile waste. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Gordon Lyons, MLA

The campaign, run by Environmental Charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and funded by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA); aims to tackle public behaviour and awareness around textile waste and encourage consumers to never put clothing in the bin.

Welcoming the initiative, Minister Lyons said, “This type of waste is a growing problem, every week in Northern Ireland around 500 tonnes of textile waste is dumped, approximately 27,700 tonnes just since December 2019 alone, with many items having only been worn once or still in perfect condition. What is most concerning is that around 30% of this unwanted clothing and other textiles that are binned each year end up in landfill – that’s around 8,300 tonnes. Sending this waste to landfill means harmful greenhouse gases are emitted causing environmental damage and negatively impacting human health.”

The Minister continued: “It is vital that we continue to protect our environment for future generations and this campaign is a great example of the work that can be done to contribute towards this.”

Forever Fashion, a unique and innovative campaign, urges consumers to never put unwanted clothing in the bin, but rather to consider more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Read full article here

More information on the campaign can be found here