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Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre

The Cliffs of Moher is Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction.  The visitors’ centre at the Cliffs includes an interpretive centre and a series of facilities for visitors, including the Cliffs View Café.

Reducing waste is a priority for the centre’s management as well as fitting the environmental ethos of the organisation. Working in conjunction with the Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office and Clare County Council, one of a series of measures that has been implemented by the Centre is a move to compostable beverage cups.

Take-away coffees are very popular at tourist destinations, particularly on cold, windy or wet days. The Cliffs View Café uses crockery in its sit down area, but for take-away coffees, the café has now switched to using compostable cups in place of composite cups. The café sells over a million hot drinks a year so this is a significant improvement in reducing landfilled waste. The lid and cup are made from cornstarch, 100% compostable and Guaranteed Irish. A message on the reverse of the cup asks visitors to place the cup in the food waste bin so that it will be composted alongside the other food waste generated at the site.

For more information on greening this destination contact:

Joan Tarmey, Clare County Council

Email: jtarmey@clarecoco.ie

Tel: 065 6846205

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