Veolia to manage waste services for NHS Test and Trace laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa

Global resource management company, Veolia, have been awarded a contract to provide healthcare waste management services for NHS Test and Trace’s new Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, a new state of the art, very high-throughput COVID-19 laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa, under a Crown Commercial Services Framework. Veolia’s teams will self-deliver a fully comprehensive service covering all … Read more

Joyce’s Supermarkets partners with minimal waste store reuzi to bring Galway the best of sustainable living

Galwegians can now shop eco-friendly and sustainable products in-store, from reusable bottles and kitchenware to toiletries and homewares. Pat Kane owner of reuzi has curated the products with Joyce’s customers in mind. The partnership marks a significant development for both companies and is the first time that reuzi has partnered with a supermarket chain. Aisling … Read more

Veolia expands wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tonnes per year

Ahead of COP26 the global leader in optimised resource management, Veolia, has highlighted its commitment to recycling and renewable biomass energy. With a key focus on increasing sustainability and backing the drive to net zero carbon in the UK, the company has expanded wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tonnes per year, adding to … Read more

Europe’s First Contactless Bottle Filling Stations rolled out in Fingal area

Europe’s first contactless bottle filling stations are being rolled out in the Fingal area by a local company Ecofil for Fingal County Council. The first of nine Ecofil units was installed in Howth village and the contactless installation is now in operation at the junction of Harbour Road and Abbey Road. The new bottle filling … Read more

Household waste recycled to make “mini wind-turbines”

Repurposing water bottles and aluminium cans to make wind turbines, it’s all in a module’s work for  130 undergraduates in UCC. The first-year engineering students are participating in an initiative to increase interest in energy engineering as part of a module sponsored by Statkraft which is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy and has its … Read more

Girl Guides pledge to reduce plastic waste with Responsible Consumerism initiative

– Irish Girl Guides’ 11,000 members commit to no single-use plastic parties, days out, camps, conferences and other events – – Teenagers devise sustainability programme following visit to India –   Irish Girl Guides’ members are set to significantly reduce their consumption of single-use plastics following their launch of a Responsible Consumerism initiative.   The … Read more

Re-Gen WTE Ltd renews long-term licence with Warrenpoint Harbour

Newry-headquartered Re-Gen WTE Ltd, has agreed another long-term licence with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WPHA), to export ‘Refuse Derived Fuel’ products from Warrenpoint Port. The company processes around 200,000 tonnes of waste at its facility every year and Warrenpoint Port is an important transit point for processed, non-recyclable ‘Black Bin’ waste, destined for Europe. Anything recyclable … Read more

Lidl Ireland Introduces Ireland’s First 100% Compostable Bag of its Kind for Potatoes with Meade Potato Company

Lidl Ireland, together with supplier Meade Potato Company, has announced the introduction of their 100% compostable form fill potato bag. This bag, which is the first of its kind in the potato category in Ireland, harnesses existing efficient packing machines and eliminates conventional plastic making it fully compostable. The 2kg Meade White Potatoes are available … Read more

RiverRidge Wins ‘Waste Management Team of the Year’ for The Open

COLERAINE based RiverRidge has been commended at the annual Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Construction, Quarry & Recycling’ Awards for their work with the R&A at The 148th Open earlier this year at Royal Portrush. The company was presented with the sought-after Waste Management Team of the Year, which was sponsored by Pirtrek, by Golda Burrows … Read more

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 recycle their compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Recent research commissioned by WEEE Ireland highlights that almost … Read more