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Sligo Chamber of commerce net zero winners

O’Hehirs Foodcourt win Sligo Chamber Net Zero Award

O’Hehirs ,ATU Foodcourt service provider, were nominated and won the Sligo Chamber of Commerce Net Zero Award for 2023 in recognition for their successful implementation and management of a suite of greener environmental measures that reduces, reuses and recycles plastics and waste. O’Hehirs Bakery is a family owned business which celebrates 40 years in business […]

ATU Campuses achieve 75% recycling waste reduction as part of a sustainability drive to be greener

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo and Donegal Letterkenny campuses have made significant changes by “greening” their canteen facilities in a commitment to eliminate single-use items on campus and significantly increase waste recycling levels. The initiative has already seen the canteen on the Sligo campus reduce general waste by 50%, increase recyclable waste levels to 75% […]

Waste packaging statistics for Ireland

EPA waste data release 12 September 2022. Latest reference year 2020 (data subject to Eurostat Validation). Packaging comes with most of the products we buy for our homes and businesses. It protects products during transport, keeps them fresh and provides product information to consumers. Once the goods are unpacked, the packaging become waste. Ireland generated […]

End of disposable cups and containers in our canteen!

Dear colleagues & students, We are finally in a position to implement a long considered plan to make positive environmental changes in our Foodcourt. Three years ago in conjunction with ATU Sligo’s Campus Green Council, we were all set to ban single use items such as disposable cups and containers but the Pandemic stopped us […]