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Dublin City Council planning €40m district heating scheme

  Plans for a €40 million district heating system run on hot water supplied from the Poolbeg incinerator are being advanced by Dublin City Council. Council chief executive Owen Keegan said about 50,000 homes could be heated using water heated

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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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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

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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

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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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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.                                          

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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

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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

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