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Counterfeit electronic components are a growing problem for the electronics industry, often resulting in failures, product recalls and serious safety issues. They also cost industry billions of euros each year. The EU-funded ChipCheck project has dev

This revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan sets out the priorities to be pursued over the next number of years to continually improve the management of Ireland’s hazardous waste. This version was updated on 4th July 2014 to correct m

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Recycling all your aluminium packaging is one of the most important things that you can do for the environment.

This is because making aluminium from the raw material, bauxite, uses a lot of energy  -  while recycling the metal through a simple re-melt process is a massive 20 times more energy efficient. Put another way, recycling uses just 5% of the energy needed for primary production.

And because aluminium can be recycled over and over again without losing its properties, the metal has a lifetime of different uses:  about 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in circulation.

The challenge now is to raise recycling rates for the aluminium we use as individuals  -  mainly drinks cans, foil trays and aerosol cans.  Find out how we do it in Ireland ...