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Tipperary Town Green Hub Initiative Launched

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Press Release
26 March 2024

Tipperary Town Green Hub initiative was officially launched by Cllr. Declan Burgess, Cathlaoireach of Tipperary Cahir Cashel MD in Ballykisteen Hotel Tipperary, on Wednesday 5th March.  Led by Tipperary County Council with the support of the Regional Waste Management Office the aim of the Green Hub initiative is to assist businesses in the hospitality sector to better manage their business waste.

The launch was attended by a number of businesses from Tipperary Town and surrounding areas with speakers from Southern Regional Waste Management Office, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Green Business Network, Tipperary Local Enterprise Office and Tipperary ETB sharing their insights on sustainable business practices and information on training opportunities and resources available to businesses in Tipperary.

A recent EPA study showed that almost 70% waste found in commercial general waste bin could have been redirected to recycling or organic waste bins.  This is a huge loss of potentially recyclable materials and unnecessary waste going to landfill.  By joining the Green Hub initiative businesses could save costs through simple steps to improve their waste management practices. 

The aim of the Green hub

  • Assist hospitality businesses to improve their waste management practices
  • Help businesses potentially reduce waste related costs
  • Improve recycling rates and divert unnecessary waste from landfill
  • Create network of likeminded businesses working towards a common goal
  • Create an example of good practice across the hospitality sector
  • Support climate action in the community by helping businesses transition towards a circular economy 

Benefit to Businesses

  • Access to expert waste management advice, training opportunities and supports to help business better manage their business waste
  • Potential to reduce waste disposal costs 
  • Increased awareness for staff and customers through use of the mywaste commercial waste resources toolkit.  Click HERE  for downloadable posters, bin labels and guidance documents from
  • Official recognition as a Green Hub business 
  • Improve green credentials and enhance corporate image
  • Be part of a network of likeminded businesses demonstrating positive climate action by working towards the goal of tackling business waste.

How can my business get involved?

If you are interested in advice/supports to help better manage your business waste please complete an expression of interest form by clicking HERE and a representative from Tipperary County Council Environment and Climate Action team will be in contact.

For further information contact or the Environment & Climate Action Section on 0818 06 5000