What is Zero Waste?

Cashel, Co. Tipperary has begun its journey towards becoming a Zero Waste community, leaving behind unsustainable consumption and waste creation and heading towards wise resource use.  There are Zero Waste communities all over the globe with best practices emanating from Scotland, San Francisco, Spain and Italy.

Instead of trying to figure out which bin our waste should go into, we are asking the residents of Cashel to think about waste prevention instead through various initiatives and personal actions.

Not only does Zero Waste actions help the environment, they also save money through better consumption decisions and through a decrease in waste disposal charges.


Zero Waste Community Toolkit

Based on our experiences running Zero Waste Cashel, we have developed this Zero Waste Community toolkit to pass on the lessons learned during the Zero Waste Cashel Project. We hope that the toolkit can act as a guide and help you to build a Zero Waste Community in your area.

Zero Waste Community Toolkit


Watch our video below to see highlights from Reuse Month

Watch our launch video 


What goes in your recycling bin? Visit recyclinglistireland.ie to find out.

For talks and workshops on recycling visit:- VOICE Recycling Ambassador Programme



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