City of Galway & Recycling
Galway is an environmentally friendly city and Galway Corporation have introduced a comprehensive recycling policy. As a consequence, all households are required to recycle. Students in residential accommodation are required to sort their waste into the appropriate bins:
b) cartons, cans, plastic & paper,
c) other unrecyclable waste,
d) bottles & glass have to be brought to the bottle bank,
e) clothes have to be brought to the clothes bank, and
f) batteries have to be brought to the corporation site.
The schedule for collection of waste is available in your accommodation. Penalties are imposed by the city council on houses which fail to recycle and manage their household waste, or who fail to leave appropriate bins out for collection.
Galway Cultural Institute is committed to protecting the environment and we constantly seek to promote environmentally aware policies within the school. We are endeavouring to become more efficient and are constantly reviewing our use of scare resources.
We try to create a paper free environment. We recycle paper and plastic within the school. Our main brochures are printed on carbon neutral paper. We are moving to e-brochures and using technology to reduce consumption.
We have changed to a provider of Green energy and monitor our use of electricity with a focus on continual annual reduction. Our motto is not to use it just because it is there and to constantly switch off lights and appliances. We are upgrading to more energy efficient appliances.
All our waste is recycled, including food waste in Ozone Coffee Company.
We buy fair trade coffee and teas in Ozone Coffee Company and endeavour to serve locally sourced food and services. Buying locally reduces our carbon footprint. More about Ozone Coffee Company