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‘Brewhouse No 4’ opened by Diageo at St James’s Gate is the largest stout brewery in the world and one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable in the world. Involving a €169m investment, Brewhouse No 4 combines tr

Mandatory Service Levels and Customer Charter for Waste Collectors to be introduced next year Minister Warns Waste Collectors they are in “Last chance Saloon” with new reforms Speaking at the Environment Ireland Conference, Croke Park, Thursday,

From 1st January 2015, the use of all R22 refrigerants will be banned; R22 refrigerant is a HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon), which damages the ozone layer if emitted. Equipment containing R22 can continue to be used beyond this date, but R22 cannot be

Irish companies Nualight and Oxymem have been shortlisted for the UK’s Energy Awards 2014. Nualight’s Titan LED car-park lighting solution has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Product of the Year Lighting category, while OxyMem is a f

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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 ...