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Childcare facilities to take part in Waste Prevention and Resource Project

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By Michaela Keating

Limerick City and County Council has launched a new Waste Prevention and Resource Efficiency Project and is looking for a minimum of five Crèches or Childcare Facilities to take part.

The project aims to upskill staff in each facility and to identify key issues around resource efficiency in this sector.

Environment Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council Sinead McDonnell says that this project will assist childcare facilities in discovering potential cost saving opportunities. 

“This is a facility that a lot of people have great need of, for working families and childcare generally. There’s a way of assisting them to be more resource efficient so that they’re not wasting their money potentially on waste energy or water,” she said.

Ms McDonell also highlighted the importance of teaching efficient waste management to the next generation. 

“There’s the added element of starting them young. We have a chance to up skill staff in each of the facilities and that they would hopefully influence the young little minds coming into them,” she said.

The Environment Awareness Officer also says that projects such as these can help improve waste management in many different industries and that “education projects” assist in “learning about different industries and businesses that are out there and the types of waste they produce and how we can help them reduce that, reuse items and what we can learn from that to inform ourselves on better waste management for the future.”

If your business is interested contact Sinead McDonnell, Environmental Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council on 061 407108 or sinead.mcdonnell@limerick.ie

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