'Our Planet, Our Choice'
'Ár bPláinéid, Ár Rogha'
Tell me How to Make a Difference or
Inis Dom Conas Difrĺocht a Dhéanamh.
Click on the milk carton to find the answers. 

Which natural foods does Ireland produce?

Ireland's food and drink is renowned all over the world. Some of the delicious foods we produce naturally include:

Dairy - butter, milk, buttermilk, cheese
Gains - barley, oats, wheat.
Freshwater fish - trout, salmon (frequently smoked)
Meat - beef, chicken, goose, lamb, mutton, pork, offal
Seafood - mackerel, cod, shellfish (particularly mussels, oysters and lobster)

Which natural resources can you see in the picture of this milk carton?

The natural resources seen in this picture include:
  • wind
  • water
  • solar
  • grass
  • land and trees

Can you put the items in the correct waste bin?

1. Wash and squash your used carton and pop it in the recycling bin!

2. Plastic bags are sometimes prohibited from the recycling bin, if you are unsure, you should use the residual waste bin or check with your waste collection company. To find out more about what can be recycled, click here: What can I put in my recycling bin?

3. A banana skin and all kitchen food scraps can go in your compost bin.

Can you find the correct path for this carton to become an envelope?

Click here to find out more about what happens to your milk cartons after you've popped them in the recycling bin.

Can you spot the things that are mostly made from wood?

The things seen in this picture that are mostly made of wood are:

  • The milk carton
  • The table
  • The lamp stand
  • The armchair
  • The newspaper
  • The floorboards
  • The hurl

Trees help to keep the air clean and our ecosystems healthy.
How well do you know Ireland's trees? Can you match the leaf to the tree?

To find out more about Ireland's trees, click here.
Tree Council Ireland

We all have a part to play in helping the environment. What other things can you think of that will make a difference?

Check out our top tips for helping the environment here:

"How can I make a difference?"

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