Monthly Archives: July 2016

WEEE Ireland collected 31,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste in 2015

Irish consumers are recycling 15% more than they did four years ago and are now top of the EU table when it comes to recycling, a major new report has found.

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Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe

Efforts to force supermarkets and other businesses to waste less food are gaining momentum following France’s ban on supermarkets throwing out unwanted food, according to campaigners.

Last month ME…

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Launch of A Climate-Smart Pathway for Irish Agriculture Development

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has launched the IIEA/RDS report – A Climate-Smart Pathway for Irish Agricultural Development – Exploring the Leadership Opportunit…

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Nearly Zero Energy Building is nearly here! Are you ready?

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) has called on all commercial developers to make sure that any development they are currently planning is designed to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Standard (NZEB)…

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Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry..

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Green Business Summer Seminars Inform and Inspire Businesses

4 Green Business Seminars were held in May…

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Environment Research Programme

The ESRI has established a new Environment Research Programme in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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LIFE Funding for Environment Projects

LIFE Funding for Environment Projects – Call for Proposals 2016

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UCD leads €8m Horizon 2020 AgroCycle project on ‘circular economy’ applied to agri-food sector

The UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering is leading an €8 million Horizon 2020 research project involving a consortium of 26 partners from the EU, China and Hong Kong, to create a protocol for the implementation of the ‘circular economy’ across the agri-food sector.

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