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Free Toolkit launched to helps Sports Clubs and Organisations tackle waste.

There’s good news for thousands of sports clubs nationwide today as Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste, MyWaste, is today launching a free sustainability toolkit to help sports clubs improve their waste management practices and embrace the principles of a circular economy.

The MyWaste Sports Club Toolkit, supported by the Federation of Irish Sport, marks a significant step towards fostering environmental sustainability within the Irish sports community.

This launch comes as new research conducted by MyWaste in conjunction with the Federation of Irish Sport found that over 90% of clubs surveyed, believe they could be doing more to improve their waste management efforts.

I am delighted to launch the MyWaste Sports Club Toolkit today. By providing clubs with the necessary tools and guidance, we are not only fostering a culture of environmental responsibility but also leading the way in the circular economy.

I encourage all sports organisations to take advantage of this excellent resource and make a positive impact on our environment and our wider communities.”

“This initiative is a collaboration between the Government of Ireland, MyWaste and the Federation of Irish Sport. It demonstrates our commitment to working together to raise public awareness of the importance of recycling sustainably.


Ossian SmythMinister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy

“The MyWaste Sports Club Toolkit represents a significant advancement in our efforts to promote sustainable waste management across Ireland. By equipping sports clubs with the right knowledge and resources, we can collectively make substantial strides toward a greener future.”

Sinéad Ni MhainninRegional Waste Management Planning Office

The first phase of MyWaste Sports Club Toolkit will focus on raising awareness about the toolkit and encouraging its adoption by sports clubs nationwide. Later this year, an Online Masterclass will also be facilitated by MyWaste for all sports club representatives to learn more about the toolkit resources available and gain insights into best practice.

“The Federation is very proud to support this MyWaste initiative. Through collaboration and information sharing, we hope to positively impact our sports clubs and organisations’ journey towards reducing their carbon footprint.”

Clare Louise O’DonoghueHead of Commercial & Marketing at the Federation of Irish Sport

For more information and to download the free MyWaste Sports Club Toolkit click here.

“The IRFU is delighted to support this exciting initiative and looks forward to working with MyWaste in engaging and encouraging grassroots support of this initiative. This is a wonderful opportunity for the rugby community to participate in a sustainability initiative with a lasting legacy.”

Niall RynneChair of the Management Committee at the Irish Rugby Football Union

“As part of the MyWaste initiative, we at the FAI are excited to create opportunities for our members to engage in positive waste management actions. This not only supports the FAI Sustainability Strategy and Programme but also contributes to Ireland’s transition to a Circular Economy. By launching this initiative, we aim to garner wider support from the entire football family, fostering a collective effort towards sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

Walter HolleranHead of Grant Funding and Infrastructure Development at the Football Association of Ireland

“The GAA Green Clubs programme is delighted to support the launch of this initiative, as we see this as an opportunity to further support on a wider scale the aims and objectives of the waste management component of the GAA’s Green Clubs Programme which was launched in December 2022”.

Padraig FallonChair of GAA Green Clubs Programme