6 May 2024

~1 minutes read

New research shows alarming e-waste disposal trends in Galway

Share story:
New research shows alarming e-waste disposal trends in Galway

Research revealed this weekend shows that one in eight people continues to dump small electrical items in household bins.

The figure almost doubles among younger age groups, perceived as more environmentally conscious.

The survey was conducted by Empathy Research on behalf of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Ireland showed that one in four 18-24-year-olds and one in five aged 35-44 get rid of common household electrical items such as smart watches, earbuds and Bluetooth speakers in general waste bins.

The residents of Galway have consistently played a significant role in Ireland’s electrical waste recycling efforts, with 2721 tonnes of e-waste collected in the county during 2022 alone.

This translates to a recycling rate of 9.84kg per person in the county but below the national average of 10.33kg per person.

Share story:

Record number of people attend Emergency Department at UHG as further delays expected on new building

A record number of people attended the Emergency Department at UHG on Monday – with over 300 patients presenting. The figure was revealed at a meeti...

Sean Canney says we have "sleep-walked" our way into putting unsuitable wind farms all over the country

We have “sleep-walked” our way into putting unsuitable wind farms all over the country to provide green energy. That’s according to Galw...

Galway City launches cancer information campaign in Ukrainian

An initiative which sees vital information on cervical and breast cancer translated into Ukrainian has been launched in Galway. Galway City Partnership an...

Local residents call for more zebra crossings along Salthill prom

There are calls for additional zebra crossings to be installed along the promenade in Salthill. City West Councillor Clodagh Higgins says Salthill is a ke...