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Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s New Energy Initiative

23 January 2015

January 2015: Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. today launched a new energy initiative “Lets Conserve Energy Together Better” with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at an event held at the Limerick College of Further Education. In developing this initiative, LCETB is cooperating with the European Commission’s Technical Assistance [...]

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Navigating environmental risks

23 January 2015

Organised by RSK, a half-day FREE seminar will take place on Tuesday, 3 February 2015 at Beauchamps Solicitors, Riverside Two, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. The morning will include short, informative sessions looking at some of the potential pitfalls associated with environmental liability in acquisition, planning and development. RSK has joined forces with some [...]

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Bord Bia Launches €400,000 Fund to Boost Small Business Growth

22 January 2015

Bord Bia today announced a new financial support, entitled the ‘Step Change Programme’, for small food, drink and horticulture businesses. The details of the €400,000 fund were shared with over 170 small businesses gathered in Dublin today for Bord Bia’s fifth annual Small Business Open Day. The grant scheme is aimed at companies, with a [...]

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BioCore Recognised for Outstanding Innovation

22 January 2015

Bray based company BioCore has been commended for its achievement in InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme and awarded with a ‘Project Exemplar’ for outstanding innovation. The ‘Project Exemplar’ award recognises exceptionally high levels of innovation and collaboration between a firm, their graduate and an academic as part of the FUSION programme. Bray based company BioCore has been [...]

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Irish Water expecting to reduce number of plants requiring upgrading

20 January 2015

Irish Water has said it expects to reduce the number of water treatment plants requiring serious upgrading to below 100 this year. It comes after the Environmental Protection Agency said significant investment is needed to address quality issues in water supply systems serving almost one million people. The EPA has said 121 water supplies are at [...]

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LEAN Case Studies Publications

19 January 2015

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies to address competitiveness issues within their businesses, building the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. Companies need to understand where they are, who they are, what their customers value, what problems their customers have, what problems the company has and what they need [...]

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Irish Fish Canners Origin Case Study

19 January 2015

Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teoranta, trading as Irish Fish Canners, located in Dungloe, Co. Donegal was established in 1977 and is the largest and only fish canning facility in Ireland. Sustainability headlines Target to reduce fish waste by 30% over the next 3 years Plans to increase to 75% the use of recyclable outer packaging [...]

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How to finance sustainable energy in cities?

14 January 2015

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. To co-finance the development or implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), Covenant of Mayors signatories can however consider a wide range of solutions, whether tapping into EU budget or via other means, including [...]

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Wraptite Packaging introduces film product claiming to produce 35% savings

13 January 2015

Guaranteed Irish company Wraptite Packaging is distributing a new stretchable film product, which it says reduces packaging waste and cost by 35% for Irish distribution companies. The 10-micron stretchable film is an alternative to the traditional favourite 17-micron wrap and strongly competes with the newer pre-stretch films currently on the market, according to the company. [...]

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Cre Market Report 2014

13 January 2015

Every year Cré conducts a national survey on the tonnage of waste processed in composting and anaerobic digestion facilities. The survey asks facility operators to declare the intake tonnage of various waste streams processed in the previous year. The purpose of this survey is to identify trends within the industry. As facilities could not differentiate [...]

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European Green Leaf

12 January 2015

The European Green Leaf is a new initiative aimed at cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. It is an award that recognises commitment to better environmental outcomes, with a particular accent on efforts that generate green growth and new jobs. The objectives of the European Green Leaf are threefold: To recognise cities [...]

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The concrete answer to pollution

12 January 2015

Dull, grey and boring: concrete may not be much to look at, but – along with other basic materials like paint – it is being upgraded so it can clean up pollution. The development comes down to the introduction of photocatalysts – substances that promote chemical reactions using only the sun’s rays as input. When [...]

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