Monthly Archives: January 2018

Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford establish 3CEA (3 Counties Energy Agency) energy efficient area to attract jobs

CKEA becomes 3CEA – Three Counties Energy Agency, a non-profit, independent energy agency working primarily in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford. The organisation aims to establish the area as a cluster fo…

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Ireland’s First National Adaptation Framework Published

Minister Naughten publisheD Ireland’s first statutory National Adaptation Framework (NAF) and announced funding for Local Authority Regional Climate Action Offices on January 19th.

The NAF sets out…

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Public Sector Conference on Energy Efficiency

A conference on energy efficiency within the public sector was attended by over 430 public sector delegates in UCD on January 18th. This was the second national conference focused specifically on driv…

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Climate-KIC Accelerator Programme

Sustainable Nation run the Dublin based Climate-KIC Accelerator Programme. This is an 18 month programme which supports clean-tech start ups grow their business ideas into something big.

With a foc…

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Iceland vows to become first supermarket to eliminate plastic packaging

Iceland became the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all of its own brand products by the year 2023. All plastic packaging of its own brand products will be replaced wi…

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European Commission Plastics Strategy

The first-ever European Plastics Strategy was adopted on January 16th. This European Directive aims to change how we make, use, produce & dispose of plastics for a more Circular Economy via reduct…

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Cork City Council becomes first council to cease its use of disposable cups

Report from Olivia Kelleher in The Irish Times January 11th 2018 recognises the move by Cork City Council to end its supply of single use disposable cups in their offices.

Staff are facilitated to …

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The Cool Planet Experience is Officially Launched by Richard Branson

On Wednesday the 10th of January, the Cool Planet Experience was officially launched by climate action advocate & business magnate Richard Branson in Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow.

Already a rene…

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Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends for 2018

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year.

In 2018:

Packaging will play a pivotal role …

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Public consultation on reducing marine litter – action on single-use plastics and fishing gear

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire here

European call for submissions on reducing marine litter: action on single use plastics and fishing gear

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