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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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Almost 35 Million AA Batteries collected in 2018

WEEE Schools Pledge collect equivalent of almost 1 million AA batteries WEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme, is delighted to confirm that in 2018, the equivalent to almost 35 million AA batteries were diverted from landfill in

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What Happens To Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries: You Live More Than Once

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Rivian recently announced a project to use its second-life batteries as energy storage units in a microgrid initiative in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and has been struggling with

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WORLD LEADERS CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IN CORK AT OUR OCEAN WEALTH SUMMIT

More than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, UN Representatives and Ambassadors from island nations around the globe will convene in Cork for this year’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit to discuss the impact of climate change on island nations.  Our

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Recycle Now Launch – ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’!

Recycle Now, is pleased to announce the Recycle Week 2019 theme. This year Recycle Week will run from 23rd to – 29th September and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! Our inspiration 2019 is the year

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BHSL agrees €1.5m French deal for its waste-to-energy technology

Irish waste-to-energy business BHSL has agreed a new €1.5m deal to sell its technology in France. BHSL is to sell its fluidised bed combustion (FBC) technology to Liger Bioconcept, a new joint venture between bio-energy company Liger, algae specialist and

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New food collaboration aims to make plastic packaging more sustainable

  Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective supply chains more sustainable. Plastics Action Alliance is the new collaboration that includes market leaders from Ireland’s beef, poultry,

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