Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy

While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland. 68% of waste packaging generated in 2015 was recycled. This exceeds the current EU target (55%) but the proposed EU target – […]

Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target By 74%

The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme.   Smart Farming is a voluntary initiative led by IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency. 1,000 farmers will have participated in the programme by the end […]

EPA And An Taisce Launch GLOBE, An International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme

“We in the EPA recognise our important role in providing online, up-to-date and accessible information on the environment to stakeholders. We are working hard to make environmental information interesting and relevant to the public, to stimulate increased engagement with the environment and to mobilise sustainable behaviours”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection […]

Irish Water Making Progress In Removing Tipperary Water Supplies From EPA’s Remedial Action List

Irish Water has made significant progress in addressing issues at Tipperary’s water supply schemes which are on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List (RAL). The Remedial Action List is updated quarterly by the EPA. Irish Water has a prioritised programme of investment for all schemes on the list and the current updated RAL which […]

Cashel to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste Town #zerowastecashel

  The heritage town of Cashel in County Tipperary is moving towards a cleaner, greener future as it begins the process to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste town. “Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched on Thursday 2nd March at […]

Keen to live green? Livegreen.ie online resource for householders and families launched today

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched the new Livegreen.ie online resource for householders and families.  Livegreen.ie provides trusted and reliable advice and guidance on a range of environmental and health matters, supporting the public in accessing up to date environmental information. Speaking at the launch Laura Burke, EPA Director General said: “Living green means […]

Public Consultation Launched for new Environmental Protection Agency Draft Strategy 2016-2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced that it is seeking the views of the public on the Agency’s fifth formal strategy, before its finalisation later this year.  The public consultation process offers interested parties the opportunity to submit suggestions on how the EPA should prioritise activities over the next number of years to […]

Financing & Funding Opportunities for Businesses that ‘Go Green’ National Conference on June 10th

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Business Programme, in association with Ibec is delighted to announce a full programme including high profile speakers for the upcoming ‘Financing & Funding Opportunities for Greening your Business’ event which will be held on the 10th of June in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.   The national conference is free to […]

Exploring Irish wetland habitats: EPA launches new schools’ resources

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new teaching resource to support Post Primary Schools in exploring wetland habitats such as rivers and lakes, turloughs, bogs and fens.   Speaking at the launch, Tadhg O’Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer, EPA said,   “Rich in biodiversity, wetland habitats provide a wide range of benefits and services.  Wetlands have an important […]

State of the Environment in Ireland 2012 – Meeting the Main Environmental Challenges

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an international workshop today to look at the main environmental challenges facing Ireland.   The most recent ‘state of the environment’, assessment has confirmed that while Ireland’s environment is of a generally high standard, significant environmental challenges face Ireland in the medium term. Today’s event is one of three […]

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