Sponsored by Environment & Energy Management, Ibec the group that represents Irish business, today announced the winners of the Ibec Environment Awards, which recognises European companies that combine innovation, economic viability and environme
The Green Healthcare Programme has produced a Case Study on the Waste Minimisation Programme [pdf, 2.65MB] implemented by Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. This Case Study outlines the positive measures implemented in the ordering and p
With a growing number of operations assessed by Certification Europe, Dawn Meats redefines the industry standard in sustainability Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine yesterday presented Dawn Meats with their ISO 14001 Enviro
CEPI launched a pocket-size guidance document that details the changes in the revised EN643 European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling. We will also organise a webinar on the EN643 revision on 19 December 2013. We advise all or
The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Fergus O’Dowd T.D., has (2 December, 2013) welcomed publication of the Water Services (No. 2) Bill today, which provides for the transfer of water services
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A leading waste industry figurehead has called on the Chancellor George Osborne to make a compelling case for future landfill tax increases in his forthcoming Autumn statement t
A House of Lords committee is meeting today to explore the opportunities of creating a multi-million pound economy from waste products across agriculture, industry and households
TV celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has backed wind power generation in the UK, calling for wind farms to be seen as "fundamentally normal".
Global travel company TUI Travel has entered into a partnership with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to accelerate the creation and production of sustainable aircraft technologies.
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 ...