National Food Waste Recycling Week 

by Rachel Cunningham
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The National Food Waste Recycling Week will run from June 5 to 11, 2023, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Now in its second year, this campaign will provide practical advice with easy to follow hints and tips to encourage everyone to recycle more of their food waste.

In Ireland, we waste about 800,000 tonnes of food each year, according to current best estimates.

Growing, processing and transporting food uses a huge amount of resources, such as land, water, energy and fertiliser.  

This year’s campaign, managed by, aims to ensure that people understand that food waste needs to be fully separated from all packaging such as plastic or other containers to prevent contamination at the compost and anaerobic digestion facilities leading to higher quality recycling.

The overall aim of the campaign is to generate awareness of the role of food waste recycling in diverting this valuable resource from landfill and allowing it to be transformed into renewable energy and fertilisers for horticulture and agriculture use in Ireland.

Events will be held nationwide to highlight National Food Waste Recycling Week 2023, supported by local authorities, the Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland (Cré) and members of the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).

In addition, team will be hosting talks each day at the Bloom Sustainable Living Stage during the Bord Bia Bloom Festival. 

For more information on the National Food Waste Recycling Week 2023, see

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