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Veolia to trial electric bin lorries powered by energy-from-waste

Waste management firm Veolia’s vehicle fleet is set to include two fully-electric bin lorries, which will be charged with power derived from waste collected by the company. Green power for charging the lorries will come from the Energy Recovery Facility

Posted in Environmental, Featured News, Waste Management

Waterford firm cleans up

WITH technology that facilitates pay-as-you-go waste collection, Waterford company, Kollect, is aiming to become the Uber of the waste industry. The 18-month start-up has created a booking engine to provide an on-demand service to those who don’t need yearly contracts

Posted in Environmental, News, Waste Management


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

Posted in News, Recycling, Waste Management

Southern Region’s Waste Management positive report card

The regional body that promotes best practice in waste management has issued a positive progress report for the Southern Region.                                          

Posted in News, Waste Management

New Multi-Agency Set Up To Tackle Waste Crime in East Midlands Region

Dublin City Council is responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing the enforcement of waste regulation in the East Midlands Region (EMWERLA). As the lead authority for the Region and the nominated authority for the National Trans-Frontier Shipment Office (NTFSO), the City

Posted in Waste Management

Waste Management Training Programme

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44% of EU municipal waste recycled or composted

Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, has announced that municipal waste generation in the EU was 475kg per capita in 2014, down 10% compared to 2002 levels, with 44% being either recycled or composted. Municipal waste generation has been falling every

Posted in Waste Management

14 Tonnes of Cardboard Re-manufactured and Reused

Rebox Recycling re-manufacture cardboard boxes and layer pads into custom made cardboard boxes for their customers and for this reason they are always looking to connect with businesses that have cardboard boxes/layer pads on a regular basis. The SMILE team

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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

Posted in Emissions, Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News, Recycling, Waste Management, Water Services

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.

Posted in Emissions, Energy, Environmental, Featured News, News, Recycling, Waste Management, Water Services