The ReNEW project (Resource Innovation Network for European Waste) has brought together a number of universities and research institutes, business development agencies and government departments, to study how links between researchers, business and p
A new €169m brewhouse at Ireland’s most famous brewery has become the first in the world to receive an acclaimed environmental award. Brewhouse No 4 at the Guinness site in Dublin city received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Desig
On Friday 27th March Dawn Meats celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Cross Hands site in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The state of the art retail and foodservice packing facility officially opened its doors in March 2005 and produces a ra
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 ...