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Poor Results For Ireland in Waste Management

A new report on how Member States manage their municipal waste shows that Ireland still has a long way to go. The Irish results are remarkably poor in areas such as decoupling of waste from consumption, access to waste collection

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Landfill Accounts For Majority of Municipal Waste Treated in the EU27

In the EU27, 502 kg of municipal waste was generated per person in 2010, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated per person. This municipal waste was treated in different ways – 38% was landfilled, 22% incinerated, 25% recycled

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Ireland Has Fourth Highest Municipal Waste Per Person in EU27

In Ireland, 636 kg of municipal waste was generated per person in 2010, the fourth highest in the EU. 57% of this waste was landfilled, 4% was incinerated, 35% was recycled and 4% was composted. In the EU27 overall, 502

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Ireland Meeting Most EU Waste Recovery and Recycling Targets

Ireland is well advanced in achieving most of the EU waste recovery and recycling targets, with the exception of end of life vehicle targets, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Waste Report 2010. The economic downturn is having

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Ireland Well Advanced Towards Achieving EU Waste Objectives

Ireland is well advanced in achieving most of the EU waste recovery and recycling targets, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Waste Report 2009. However, the report urges continued efforts to divert biodegradable waste from landfill, improve the penetration

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Ireland’s Anaerobic Digestion Potential Not Being Realised

The extent of the potential for anaerobic digestion has yet to be realised in Ireland, according to an expert consultant from WYG, the international professional services group. Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable

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EPA Reports Dramatic Fall in the Number of Landfills

The EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE) has published its ‘Focus on Landfilling in Ireland’ report. The report examines the standards of operation and management at landfills in Ireland and charts the progress made since the EPA began licensing this

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