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Sustainable NI says recycling deposit scheme ‘a step in the right direction’ but wants glass bottles included in plan

Sustainable NI has said a scheme which would see residents here paid to recycle plastic drink bottles is “a step in the right direction”, but needs to be extended to have a lasting impact.

Local council offers free environmentally-friendly period products

Belfast City Council has launched a scheme providing free reusable period products to residents living in the Belfast City Council area in a bid to reduce waste and improve the environment.

Geothermal Opportunities and Developments in Northern Ireland

Geothermal energy is a widespread, but poorly publicised and underutilised low-carbon, renewable energy source. In Northern Ireland it has significant potential to contribute to our decarbonisation of the energy sector by optimising the electrification of heating and cooling.

Rail campaign group call for reopening of North West Rail Corridor

Into The West has launched a major campaign to reopen the North West Rail Corridor. It is a rail route connecting Letterkenny, Derry-Londonderry, Strabane/Lifford, Omagh and Dungannon to each other and to the existing rail network at Portadown.

Housing Executive strategy zeros-in to eliminate carbon

Launch of Housing Executive Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan at W5

As it moves towards its target of producing net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Housing Executive recently launched its Corporate Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2027).

The environmental impact of Black Friday

Black Friday marks the beginning of Christmas shopping, with discounts and deals available in almost every store, but what are the environmental consequences, and how can we be more mindful when shopping? 

The rise of disposable vaping and its effects on the environment

Disposable vapes have significantly increased in popularity over the past few years, but how much do we really know about their environmental impact, and what is inside them? 

Open letter on cost of living crisis

We've signed an open letter with 100 other organisations calling for a new Executive to be formed to tackle the Cost Of Living Crisis. Local households of all shapes and sizes are being pummelled by rising costs and urgently need support.

NI EV Consortium awarded funding for On-Street Residential Charge-point Scheme

On 23 August 2022, the Department for Infrastructure officially welcomed the offer of funding of £1,348,370 from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles for electric vehicle charge-points in residential areas across Northern Ireland.

Welcoming two new directors

Sustainable NI is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to its Board.