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Europe’s First Contactless Bottle Filling Stations rolled out in Fingal area

Europe’s first contactless bottle filling stations are being rolled out in the Fingal area by a local company Ecofil for Fingal County Council. The first of nine Ecofil units was installed in Howth village and the contactless installation is now

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Household waste recycled to make “mini wind-turbines”

Repurposing water bottles and aluminium cans to make wind turbines, it’s all in a module’s work for  130 undergraduates in UCC. The first-year engineering students are participating in an initiative to increase interest in energy engineering as part of a

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Girl Guides pledge to reduce plastic waste with Responsible Consumerism initiative

– Irish Girl Guides’ 11,000 members commit to no single-use plastic parties, days out, camps, conferences and other events – – Teenagers devise sustainability programme following visit to India –   Irish Girl Guides’ members are set to significantly reduce

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Re-Gen WTE Ltd renews long-term licence with Warrenpoint Harbour

Newry-headquartered Re-Gen WTE Ltd, has agreed another long-term licence with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WPHA), to export ‘Refuse Derived Fuel’ products from Warrenpoint Port. The company processes around 200,000 tonnes of waste at its facility every year and Warrenpoint Port is

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Lidl Ireland Introduces Ireland’s First 100% Compostable Bag of its Kind for Potatoes with Meade Potato Company

Lidl Ireland, together with supplier Meade Potato Company, has announced the introduction of their 100% compostable form fill potato bag. This bag, which is the first of its kind in the potato category in Ireland, harnesses existing efficient packing machines

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RiverRidge Wins ‘Waste Management Team of the Year’ for The Open

COLERAINE based RiverRidge has been commended at the annual Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Construction, Quarry & Recycling’ Awards for their work with the R&A at The 148th Open earlier this year at Royal Portrush. The company was presented with the

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Have a lightbulb moment with WEEE Ireland

  WEEE Ireland have published findings that 3.2 million lightbulbs were recycled in 2018, despite an estimated 10 million being sold in Ireland in the same period.  WEEE Ireland is calling on Irish consumers to “Have a Lightbulb Moment” and

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Tesco Ireland to Launch Fully Recyclable Black Plastic Range on Core Products

Fully recyclable detectable black plastic trays packaging will feature on over 100 individual Tesco own-label products before the end of December this year. At its recent national supplier briefing involving over 300 of its own-label and branded suppliers Tesco, in

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Irish Company Leads in Carbon Reduction “Plastic” Bag Captures 200kg of Carbon for every 1000 kg of product

earth2earth® announced today (Thursday 17th of October) the first fully certified Bio-Based, Carbon Captured “plastic” sacks and films in Ireland. The refuse sacks, bin liners and packaging films are all made from ethanol produced from sugarcane, which captures and stores

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Wisetek hosts E-Waste collection initiative for International E-Waste Day

Wisetek, a global leader in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, is calling on Irish companies to ensure that they adhere to proper ethical E-Waste collection and destruction principles. This comes in advance of International

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