BeGreen brings together all of the activities and programmes that have been put in place by the EPA, local authorities and other partners to promote waste prevention, resource efficiency & behavioural change. The BeGreen programmes provide homes, business and other sectors of society with ways in which they can participate in making Ireland a more sustainable country while saving themselves money. Click on the programme of most interest to you.
Local Authority Prevention Network
The Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) aims to build capacity in local authorities for promoting waste prevention at a local and grassroots level for the benefit of their regions.External Link
The Green Healthcare Programme aims to prevent waste and reduce costs in Irish hospitals and healthcare facilities.External Link
National Waste Prevention Programme
The National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) provides businesses, households and the public sector with guidance & supports to be more resource efficient.
The EPA produces regular detailed national statistics on waste generation and management in the Republic of Ireland.
The EPA aims to prevent and reduce the generation of hazardous waste by industry and society generally.
The Green Business Programme supports a wide range of companies providing assistance through phone, web and email resources, as well as free resource efficiency assessments and reports.External Link
Green Enterprise provides organisations & companies co-funding to produce goods and provide services in more environmentally friendly ways and to minimise emissions through cleaner production methods.
Smart Farming is an initiative which highlights ways that farmers can reduce their farm bills and maximise output through better resource management.External Link
The Green Hospitality Programme aims to prevent waste and reduce costs within the Irish Tourism & Hospitality Sector.External Link
SMILE Resource Exchange encourages the exchange of resources to save money, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities.External Link
Green Home was developed as a framework to support and advise householders on ways to save money on their household bills while protecting the environment.External Link
Green Communities works towards empowering community groups to improve their local environment, enhance biodiversity and reduce their resource usage.External Link
Community Reuse Network
The Community Reuse Network (CRN) is the all Island representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations.External Link
Free Trade Ireland
freetradeireland.ie is a free online reuse service which allows its users to pass on unwanted items for free, from beds and furniture to electronic goods and garden equipment and more.External Link
Stop Food Waste
The Stop Food Waste programme promotes food waste prevention and home composting across the household, community and business sectors in Ireland.External Link