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‘Nappuccino’ event showcases benefits of reusable nappies

NAPPUCCINO TIME!. . . . The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle pictured with parents, children, organisers and stallholders at DCSDC’s ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena on Tuesday morning. The event was held to showcase the benefits of reuseable nappies and baby wipes.

Derry City and Strabane District Council hosted a hugely successful ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena on 20th November 2018.  It provided parents with information and advice on reusable nappies, wipes and sanitary items.

The local authority, which is one of the first in the UK or Ireland to adopt a Zero Waste Circular Economy Strategy, is aiming to raise awareness of ways in which we can all reduce waste and live more sustainably.

For centuries women have used cloth nappies on their babies – and they are now experiencing a global revival with substantial savings to be made by parents and the added benefit of being an eco-friendly option.

NAPPUCCINO TIME!. . . . DCSDC’s Recycling Officer, Julie Hannway explaining the advantages of reuseable nappies and baby wipes during Tuesday’s ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena. The event was held to showcase the benefits of reuseable nappies and baby wipes.

Julie Hannaway is the Council’s Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer.  She said:
“We were delighted to deliver the first Council-led ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena today, which really was a huge success! This was a great opportunity for parents with babies and toddlers to come together, share experiences and get information on reusable baby-care over a cup of coffee.

“Washable cotton nappies are a really cost effective option for parents – with research indicating that anything from £150 to £1000 can be saved from birth to potty by opting for re-usable rather than disposable nappies. 

“Indeed, depending on the parent’s choice of nappies, savings stack up even further when the cloth nappies are used on multiple children. It’s also the most eco-friendly option, helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

NAPPUCCINO TIME!. . . . Parents and baby fun at Tuesday morning’s DCSDC’s ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena. The event was held to showcase the benefits of reuseable nappies and baby wipes.

“It’s fantastic that Council are leading the way on this awareness raising initiative and  equipping parents with very practical knowledge on how they can reduce waste after having a child.  Indeed, this was the first of many ‘Nappucino’ events that we will be rolling out across the City and District in the coming months and years.”

 

 

 

 

NAPPUCCINO TIME!. . . . Ruth O’Callaghan, The UseLess Shop, Anne Carlin, DCSDC and Stephanie Roulston, Home Safety Officer, DSDC pictured at Tuesday’s ‘Nappuccino’ event at the Foyle Arena. The event was held to showcase the benefits of reuseable nappies and baby wipes. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)

Our Earth Our Future

This is a slideshow of the brilliant Our Earth Our Future March, Rally and Gathering (20th October 2018) co-organised by Zero Waste North West, Friends Of the Earth and St Columb’s Park House.  Some 30 environmental protector organisations participated. Earth is rising.

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Derry Hosts its First Zero Waste Conference

Zero Waste … It works and it’s happening now!

Zero Waste North West is proud to announce the first European-linked conference on ZeroWaste to provide us all with the answers we need to live in a cleaner Northern Ireland.

Photograph of Joan Marc Simon Director of Zero Waste Europe

Joan Marc Simon Director of Zero Waste Europe

The Director of Zero Waste Europe, Joan Marc Simon will be the keynote speaker at the ‘Countdown to Zero’ conference in the city on Monday 22nd June organised by Zero Waste North West.

This one day conference will bring together experts and practitioners driving Zero Waste practices in Europe as well as local innovators leading the way to a circular economy.

Judi Logue Chair of ZWNW said: “This conference will be of interest not just to specialists in waste management but to any organisation or individual that produces waste. 

“A Zero Waste strategy treats the things people discard as resources to be reallocated rather than as waste to be disposed of.  Adopting such an approach could set our region on the path to becoming a model of best practice. A Zero Waste approach provides many more business and job opportunities than an incineration based model and at the same time respects People and Planet.”

The conference will be opened by Minister of the Environment , Mark H Durkan who said:  “Zero Waste North West is to be commended in rising to the challenge. This conference brings together delegates with a wide range of experience and ideasto promote the circular economy and a zero waste society.”

The conference has been made possible by funding from Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, but places are limited. So it is essential that anyone who wants to attend should book a place.  For more information or to register for the conference visit: ZeroWasteNW.org/countdown/

International Recycling Day 17th May 2014

Zero Waste North West launch International Recycling Day 17th May 2014

Derry Trades Union  Council May Day march 3rd May 2014

ZWNW on May Day march 2014

With plans for a multi million pound gasifiying incinerator off the table, Zero Waste North West feel it is time for everyone in this region to keep our eye on the Zero Waste goal.

With this in mind we invite you to join with us to celebrate International Recycling Day in an afternoon of celebration in the Guildhall Square on Saturday 17th May from 2-5pm.

International Recycling Day is celebrated every year on 17 May.  On this day, activities to encourage recycling efforts take place worldwide.  Each year the popularity of the day has been gaining strength, so that more countries are joining in to spread high quality information about everything related to recycling different types of waste during the day.

Recycling saves our natural resources, reduces pollution and creates jobs. It is an excellent way to reverse climate change day by day. This year on 17 May it is important that we continue our efforts to recycle all useful waste.  In this way, we will be decreasing petroleum and water consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption.  At the same time, by doing so, we will avoid tons of rubbish being generated.

International Recycling Day is a day designed to make all human beings become aware of how important it is that they treat waste appropriately so as not to contribute to climate change and to protect the environment.

With the local elections just around the corner it is important that our politicians honour the will of the residents of our city and commit to a zero waste strategy.

Last year thousands supported our campaign and signed our petition rejecting gasification as an option for dealing with our waste generation crisis. Now is the time to move forward towards a goal where waste is designed out of the system. So come along on Saturday and celebrate with us, as a community we can embrace the goal of zero waste together to ensure a healthy planet for the future for generations to come.

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Public Meeting Brooke Park

Zero Waste North West meeting  for Rosemount residents - Brooke Park Bowling Club

Zero Waste North West meeting for Rosemount residents – Brooke Park Bowling Club

What do we think about plans to build a gasification-incinerator?

Wednesday 27th November 2013 7.30 pm-9.30pm
Brooke Park Bowling Club House,
Rosemount

Plans to build a gasification-incinerator in Strathfoyle area have stirred memories of Du Pont’s attempt to build a toxic waste incinerator in the city in the early 90s.

That attempt was defeated by a city-wide campaign against the threat to make this city a centre for burning waste in a process that produced toxic fumes and ash as by-products.

Is it time to consider such a public campaign again, given that everyone shares the air affected by emissions from gasification-incineration of waste?

What are the alternatives to gasification-incineration?

A panel of residents of this area, made up of Shiela Downey, Conor Kelly, Marian Farrell and Dave Duggan, will talk about their involvement in the successful early ’90s campaign to stop the building of a toxic waste incinerator and realistic alternatives to gasification-incineration.  The meeting will then focus on the concerns of local residents and further action we might take.

Everyone Welcome.

There is a flier for the Rosemount meeting available for anyone who would like to download it to print out for friends or neighbours.