Businesses in Donegal Town Going Green

FOLLOWING the launch of the Donegal Town Green Hub pilot over 30 businesses and organisations have been showing an incredible interest in learning about sustainability.

The Green Hub Pilot Project is aimed at encouraging businesses to implement good waste management practices, particularly in the areas of waste segregation and recycling.

Currently, 70 per cent of the material found in commercial general waste bins could be diverted to the food and recycling waste streams.


It is hoped that this pilot will showcase with improved practices in the workplace, that this figure can be greatly reduced, and whilst not only increasing recycling rates, will also aid Ireland’s transition towards a Circular Economy.

Launching the initiative Cllr Naughton, Leas-Chathaoirleach of Donegal County Council said he was thrilled that Donegal Town was chosen as one of the six national pilots for the Green Hub campaign.

“It is our responsibility to take care of the environment we live in. Encouraging local businesses to take proactive steps towards sustainability is something we will take great pride in. I would encourage all businesses throughout the Donegal Town area to join us in creating a positive impact and more sustainable future,” he said.

Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer in Donegal County Council said waste segregation and recycling are aspects of waste management that can be improved in businesses and workplaces by implementing some simple practices and actions.

“The guidance available as part of this pilot is clear and engaging, and it is hoped, will have a significant positive impact on recycling rates going forward,” she said.

Mary McGettigan of Donegal Town Community Chamber said Donegal Town Community Chamber CLG is delighted that Donegal Town has been chosen as a Pilot Town for The Green Hub Initiative which is being led by Donegal County Council.

“We are all aware of how important it is for us to learn how to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly in all aspects of our lives including home, business and community. We encourage everyone to actively engage with this worthwhile venture and look forward to seeing the benefits of this in our town and locality,” she said.


Gareth Britton, Owner of All Sports, Donegal Town and Chair of the Donegal Town Business Focus Group said it’s a great initiative for the whole country and not only Donegal Town.

“We are delighted to be involved as one of the few pilot towns in Ireland and I’m sure it will be a huge success for all of those who get behind it and help make a change,” he said.

This initiative delivered by the Regional Waste Management Offices and funded by the Department of Climate Action, Communications and the Environment.

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