Limerick organisations team up for Waste Reduction Week

LIMERICK City and County Council and the Local Enterprise Office Limerick, along with Cairde Social Enterprises, Adapt Shop and Tait Enterprises have joined forces to celebrate European Week for Waste Reduction. The initiative runs from November 20 to 28 and features a series of ‘Lunch & Learn’ webinars focusing on sustainability and the circular economy.

The first webinar on Wednesday, November 24 will focus on sustainability with a special focus on how businesses, especially micro and small businesses, can be more sustainable, reduce waste and support their climate action efforts.

The hosts, the award-winning Christine Wilson of Peahead Eco, and Mary Ryan from the Green for Micro programme, will share their knowledge, insight and invaluable experience of embracing sustainability in business.

Peahead Eco is an emerging design studio inspired by nature with a passion for the environment. The company addresses sustainability through large scale upcycled art works, speaking events and workshops along with functional product design. Their ethos is to develop designs with a cultural and emotional connection. Encompassing eco, green, ethical and sustainable practices with a true sense of place.

Christine Wilson said: “We love this planet and by giving would-be waste materials another life we can inspire others to see value in everything around us. Our sustainable bags gained the Editor’s Pick of The National United Arab Emirates.”

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The Green for Micro Programme is a new initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices Network. Mary Ryan outlined their objectives: “The aim of Green for Micro is to target SMEs of 10 employees or fewer and raise awareness of how they can develop sustainable business practices and the cost savings they can make as a result.”

To register for the free Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday November 24, click here.

The second webinar’s focus is Limerick-based and run in partnership with Cairde Social Enterprises, Adapt Shop and Tait Enterprises and focuses on the circular economy.

On Friday November 26 at 1pm, they will be sharing their thoughts and expertise about Reuse and Upcycling.

The three organisations will give their unique experiences and will share their knowledge of upcycling, paint reuse and learning to embrace second hand ‘stuff’.

To register for this free ‘Lunch & Learn’ Zoom Seminar, on Friday November 26, click here.