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Countdown to the R22 ban in the Hospitality Industry

18 September 2014

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 used for maintenance or servicing. As a member of the hospitality industry, you should [...]

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Nualight and OxyMem shortlisted for UK’s energy awards

18 September 2014

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 finalist in the Energy Efficient Technology of the Year category for its wastewater aeration process. The awards, which [...]

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“Race to The Bottom” In Waste Collection has to End

17 September 2014

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, Sept 11th, 2014, Minister Kelly said, “I am an advocate of competition for the market and I make no [...]

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Sustainability at the heart of Diageo’s Brewhouse No 4 at St James’s Gate

16 September 2014

‘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 tradition and modernity at the 255 year site with its centre for brewing excellence. Covering 10,000 [...]

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All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) Website

10 September 2014

Maynooth University in partnership with Dublin City Council, Monday September 8th 2014, launched AIRO, a free-to-use, online monitoring tool that maps housing data for the Dublin region . The interactive housing monitoring tool allows users to examine and interrogate the geography of Dublin’s housing, in a new and innovative way. It includes over 700 maps [...]

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Mondelez Ireland partners with Origin Green to promote sustainability

10 September 2014

Maker of brands such as Cadbury and Kenco, Mondelez Ireland, has joined forces with the Bord Bia Origin Green programme to promote sustainability in the food sector. Origin Green is the only food related sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale. Independently verified, it enables Ireland’s farmers and food manufacturers to [...]

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ERG – Trans Frontier Shipment (TFS) Partner

05 September 2014

Environmental Resource Group (ERG) are one of the UK’s most dynamic and forward thinking hazardous waste management specialists. Operating on a nationwide basis from a number of strategically positioned offices and permitted facilities. But what makes ERG truly impressive are their Trans Frontier Shipment (TFS) capabilities. These are innovative alternative recovery processes for waste streams [...]

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Europe recycled over 65 billion PET bottles in 2013

04 September 2014

PET is by far the most recycled plastic material recycled in Europe, with the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles recycled in 2013. PETCORE EUROPE Chairman Roberto Bertaggia said: “The demand for PET as the packaging material of choice continues to grow, penetrating new markets with innovative applications. The extraordinary ability of PET to be [...]

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End-of-waste criteria for biodegradable waste

04 September 2014

This report is the JRC-IPTS contribution to the development of the end-of-waste criteria for biodegradable waste subject to biological treatment (compost/digestate) in accordance with Article 6 of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste (the Waste Framework Directive). This report includes a possible set of end-of-waste criteria and shows how [...]

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ISO50001 Ireland 2014

29 August 2014

Now in year 2, ISO50001Ireland 2014 will take place on the 23rd of September in Aviva Stadium Dublin. ISO50001 Ireland will bring together delegates who are considering the transition to this International standard, but yet to make the journey. We have identified these companies through exhaustive research and considerable investment, making this event a must [...]

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Trinity researchers lead the design of a new futuristic eco-friendly aircraft

29 August 2014

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering have been selected to lead an EU consortium in the design of a futuristic aircraft that produces less noise pollution and carbon footprint. The School of Engineering is currently coordinating three EU projects that have a combined budget of €5.4m to improve the way people fly in [...]

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Schneider Electric welcomes new ESOS regulation

28 August 2014

Global energy management specialist, Schneider Electric has given a warm welcome to the arrival of the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) stating that going green is no longer an option but imperative for business success. Following the recent implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive in the UK, the ESOS is an according legislation which [...]

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