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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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World Firsts for Irish Glass Recycling Company as Glassco opens new state-of-the-art €2 million facility in Naas

Glassco Recycling, Ireland’s largest glass recycling company, has made a significant investment and opened the world’s first recycling plant in Naas dedicated to recycling non-transparent glass waste. Glassco Recycling has invested €2 million in opening the new facility which will

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WEEE Generation: Conference Marks Inaugural E-Waste Day in Dublin

Launching today’s Weee Generation Conference Marking the Inaugural E-Waste Day in Dublin are Maria Banti European Commission DG Environment, Leo Donovan CEO of Weee Ireland and Dr Claire Penny IBM Ireland WEEE Generation: Conference Marks Inaugural E-Waste Day in Dublin

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IRELAND’S FIRST EVER PLASTERBOARD RECYCLING SERVICE GETS IN MOTION

Plasterboard manufacturer Gyproc today announced Ireland’s first plasterboard recycling service. This landmark new service which is being offered to its construction customers around the country was launched by Minister for Regional and Rural Affairs, Heather Humphreys, at the company’s facility

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Pakman Awards 2016 – Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling

Entries are now being invited from organisations, business community groups and individuals who have shown excellence in their application of waste management, recycling, waste prevention and environmental initiatives. These prestigious National Environmental Awards will be presented at a special dinner

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Coveney Launches €240M Development Programme for Ireland Seafood Sector

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today launched eight schemes to commence implementation of Ireland’s new €240 million EMFF Seafood Development Programme for the period up to 2020 and beyond, co-funded by the Exchequer and

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Bad weather in 2015 ranks Ireland 3rd in wind energy usage

With all the news of Ireland’s bombardment with wind and rain in 2015, it’s perhaps not surprising that it was enough to see us rise to third in the world rankings of countries that used wind energy to generate electricity.

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Plan to build Tipperary hydro-plant

A company whose backers include construction groups Sisk and Roadbridge is planning to build a large-scale electricity generating plant in a disused mine. Siga Hydro will next week detail plans to convert part of a disused mine close to Silvermines village in Tipperary into a pump-storage

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Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a revolutionary new VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco. When Polestar was confronted with the

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Oil prices plunge to 12 year lows

The 5 per cent losses to lows of $34.21/b follow escalating tensions between Saudi Arabi and Iran, which market players fear may ruin the chances of a production cut deal between the Opec nations which would help support prices despite

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