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EPA figures show less waste going to landfill and more to energy recovery

28 November 2014

There was a slight increase in municipal waste (from both households and commercial premises) treated at composting facilities in 2013.  This includes an 8% increase in brown bin waste (mainly food waste) accepted at composting and anaerobic digestion facilities. National legislation introduced in 2013, governing the separate collection of household food waste, is expected to [...]

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Boom in outsourcing leads to new ISO standard

24 November 2014

As businesses worldwide look to be more nimble, reduce risks and tap into wider networks of expertise, it is no wonder that the trend towards outsourcing has exploded. Just as well that a new ISO standard for outsourcing has just been produced. Outsourcing – transferring work to external companies – is nothing new. But Deloitte’s [...]

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Number of businesses with ISO 14001 soars to 300,000

24 November 2014

More than 300,000 businesses around the world have achieved the ISO’s flagship 14001 environmental management standard, with more than a third of those located in China, new figures have revealed. Data provided by the UK’s Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), showed the number of ISO 14001 certificates handed out has grown by 20 [...]

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EPA figures show less waste going to landfill and more to energy recovery

21 November 2014

2013 figures show that Ireland is sending less residual waste (i.e. typically black bin waste) to landfill and more to energy recovery. The quantity of waste exported for use as a fuel increased by 197% between 2012 and 2013. Although slightly more household waste was collected in 2013, the quantity of household waste managed per [...]

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Certification Europe Secures €400,000 VC Funding

21 November 2014

Certification Europe, an international management standards and inspection services company, has secured €400,000 VC investment through the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund managed by Kernel Capital. Certification Europe is an accredited certification body that provides ISO management system certification and other management standards to organisations globally. The company currently certifies over [...]

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Low Carbon Heat International Showcase – B2B Matchmaking Edinburgh.

18 November 2014

Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and Enterprise Europe Network believe in the economic opportunities for suppliers (growing markets) and customers (reduced heat cost/ waste) and are delighted to welcome Scottish and international delegates to Edinburgh to learn about and discuss these. Scotland has some of the most progressive climate change targets in the world and [...]

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Minister Donohoe launches new Dublin Port Sustainability Report

17 November 2014

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today launched Dublin Port Company’s first Sustainability Report. The new report, to be published annually, provides an account of Dublin Port Company’s sustainable development responsibilities, challenges and achievements from the previous year with regard to economic, environmental and social considerations. The report documents the integrated [...]

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Sustainability Live announces redesigned 2015 event

17 November 2014

UK’s leading energy and sustainable business event returns with new conference and focus on doing business better. Sustainability Live, the UK’s leading hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community, will return to the NEC Birmingham from April 21-23 2015. For the first time, Sustainability Live will join forces with edie.net, Faversham [...]

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Industry could save €7 billion over 10 years through resource efficiency activities

13 November 2014

Improving resource efficiency and resource productivity could yield savings of €7 billion for Irish businesses, an EPA-funded research study has found. Launching the report Dr Jonathan Derham, EPA said, “Improving resource efficiency and resource productivity is good for the environment and good for business. The report shows that resource efficiency can be achieved – with [...]

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Leading Irish Companies Awarded Certification

10 November 2014

The event which saw private, public and SME sector organisations such as Ordnance Survey Ireland, Glanbia Ingredients and Iarnród Éireann achieved world class standards of excellence under a range of headings including Health and Safety Management, Food Safety Management Systems, Environmental Management, and ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems – the most widely recognised management [...]

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Food for thought with a real alternative

07 November 2014

Based in Toombridge in Co Antrim, the company offers a new type of food waste treatment, preventing leftovers from going down the drain and entering the water system. “Before I started Caterwaste I was involved in drainage, helping companies to reduce the amount of effluent going down their drains,” says Mr Dorman. “This is a [...]

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UNEP Makes Business Case for Eco-innovation

07 November 2014

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a publication, titled ‘The Business Case for Eco-Innovation,’ [pdf, 1.88MB] which is part of UNEP’s Eco-innovation Project. According to the publication, companies are facing growing market and regulatory pressures in the face of declining resources and environmental degradation, extreme weather events are impacting on business profitability, and global [...]

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