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We were very lucky to have our wonderful staff participate in Feel Good Week with Pieta House.
'The nationwide festival of wellness, mindfulness, active, social, fun and funky events designed to help you find the feeling that reminds you how good you can feel – and to use that feeling to do some good and raise some vital funds for Pieta House too.'
Our staff and Co. walked 5km through the beautiful Mullaghmeen Forest , Co. Westmeath on the 21st October . They raised €550 it was donated to the cause.
We are very proud our staff and think they deserve a pat on the back! Well done folks!
For more info on Pieta House and the Feel Good Week Click Here
It seems people are becoming more and more aware of the environment. Reusable products, turning off lights when not needed and even leaving the car at home and cycling to work instead are slowly becoming the norm. Although, the majority of people are unaware of clothes pollution and the massive tole it takes on our envirmonment! Believe it or not, fashion is the second most polluting industry, after oil, in the world. The fashion industry produces more than 100 Billion garments every year, and it is simply not sustainable for our planet to keep up.
Why is this? It is because of how they are made and what they are made of. Cotton is the biggest culprit as half of the clothes produced are made from it. Jeans are the most common item bought by the consumer with an average of 6-8 jeans per person. What is unknown to most consumers is that it takes a staggering 1,500 gallons of water to produce one pair of
Maria Macken (Mullingar) and Margaret Heffernan (Leixlip) both won €500 each after emptying their bins during August.
If you are a registered ALLIED customer you can also be in with the opportunity to win €500 also just by emptying your bin this month!
It is as simple as that, everytime your bin is emptied you will be entered into a draw for €500!!!
Please ensure you have the correct details on your account
It could be you!
With a nationwide hose ban and water restrictions in designated areas, people are concerned that they may be left with no water whatsoever. The restrictions and bans include
These are all completely understandable as everyone should put priorities first. We at Allied have started taking action and refrained from washing our trucks and vehicles. Our employees have also been informed about reducing water in the work place and to be responsible. Here are some ways that you can reduce your household consumption.
1. Reduce the Shower time, try set timers for each family member to reduce their time. Low water shower heads reduce the water while keeping the power can be bought in any hardware or online.
2. If you have an older toilet without 'dual flush' a handy tip to reduce water is to , place a filled plastic or glass bottle in the cistern. This reduces the water flowing back into the toilet.
3. Only wash full loads or dishwashers. *Please fill....
These days it is becoming a lot more prevalent that single use plastic is no longer wanted in our lives. With documentaries such as David Attenborough's 'Blue Planet 2' and Leonardo Dicaprio's 'Climate Change', they are certainly making quite the impression on a large scale. They certainly pull on the heart strings by demonstrating how our negligence, and ignorance, has such a negative impact on our environment. Wildlife and Marine life habitats are being wiped out or destroyed because of our consumers 'demand' for plastic and other disposable materials. It is also said that the oceans will have nothing left but floating islands of plastic and refuse in 40 years. Is that really fair for our future generations?
One step at a time makes all the difference, not to be repetitive but, reusable items such as coffee cups and water bottles are here to stay for the people who have made the switch. There are so many plastic free alternatives toothbrushes, cotton buds and also the straw.
A small straw may not seem like a lot, when its usage is added up, plastic straws create a big problem for the environment.
And, with the USA using 500 million...
Our Compactors in full swing for Dublin upon returning from Galway and Cork. Ready to Rock and Roll for Ed Sheerans Irish Tour.
Latte Levy Stopped
The Latte Levy was to be introduced this year by Environment Minister Dennis Naughton as a means to reduce plastic waste and coffee cups going to landfill. This has now come to a halt as he believes many retailers are now introducing compostable cups. The 15 cent levy was to incentivise customers to use reusable cups as well as avert 250,000 cups A DAY! from landfill. Some retailers have already initiated their own incentives for customers i.e. reduced prices for reusable cups or free coffee if consumers purchase their own brand reusable coffee cups. Retailers are also offering compostable or recyclable coffee cups but the likeliness of customers know which is which is highly unlikely.
Organised by the 'sick of plastic campaign', people are being encouraged to leave the excess plastic packaging (very politely) after payment at the cashier till. Many shops are being informed of this campaign but if your local shop or retailer doesnt know be sure to give them the heads up! There has already been a big response with the media but still it is the power of the people who must make the change. The irish government is moving at a snails pace in comparison to some of it's european neighbours to reduce/eliminate single use or non recyclable materials. With a bit of knowledge and elbow grease recycling and reducing your waste can help the environment as well as your bin charges dramatically. To help distinguish what plastics can and cannot be recycled, www.recyclinglistireland.ie is here to do so. Unfortuntaly, a lot of the plastic that our fresh fruit and veg is concealed in cannot be recycled. Inevitably, it is put into the wrong bin which then takes up more time to separate from the recyclable material. It seems to be a lose-lose situation for us, the consumer, and so a solution would be is to be rid of it altogether.
Sweden is a prime example of...