EPA publishes Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector

Minister Ossian Smyth today launched the EPA’s revised Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector at the EPA’s Circular Economy Conference 2021. Green Public Procurement is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with reduced environmental impact. Annual public sector purchasing accounts for up to 12 per cent of […]

The Beach Clean 2021 is kicking off this weekend in Tipperary

After a break in 2020, over 100 volunteers have signed up for Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2021 and are ready to tackle marine litter at its source in County Tipperary. The event will be launched on Friday 17th of September and will run until the 19th of September, the same weekend as International Coastal […]

Social media savvy seniors: Ireland’s first-ever course to help the over 50’s safely navigate the online world launches

Ireland’s only learning facility for the over 50’s, Renaissance Academy has, today, launched Ireland’s first-ever social media for seniors course. The new programme will enable students to enhance their technology skills through learning how to share and post, identify malicious/scam accounts and fake news. Based in Leopardstown, County Dublin, Renaissance Academy promotes lifelong learning among […]

Launch of the NCEI – the representative organisation for the Community Owned Energy Generation Sector in Ireland

September 1st saw the launch of Nationwide Community Energy Ireland CLG (NCEI) the representative association of the community owned energy generation sector in Ireland. NCEI’s mission is to maximise the number of 100% community owned energy generation projects in the upcoming State power auctions. NCEI will advocate for policies which advance and buttress the community […]

Recycling Changes announced as Soft Plastic Waste, that is clean, dry and loose, can now be placed in Irish Household Recycling Bins.

All plastic packaging waste – including soft plastic – can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins as long as it is clean, dry and loose. Making the announcement, Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD said soft plastic can be placed in the household recycling bin […]

Lough Derg RNLI crew member Chris Parker becomes a Trauma Risk Management practitioner

The RNLI, mindful of the potential psychological effects of attending traumatic or distressing call outs, initiated a Trauma Risk Management Programme (TRiM) in 2016. The programme evolved from a Stress Trauma Project in the UK Royal Marines and aims to provide support and assistance for volunteers who wish to access it. The programme is completely […]

Tipperary householders urged to avail of free e-waste recycling event

Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a free collection day to help the county meet recycling targets which have increased since the first lockdown in 2020. The event, hosted by Bord na Móna Recycling in partnership with WEEE Ireland, takes place Saturday, September 4, at Springfort Cross, Nenagh […]

Countdown is on for Irish students to enter one of the world’s leading science and technology exhibitions

Students from across the country are invited to turn their creative ideas into project entries for the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Renowned nationally and internationally as a brilliant platform for young people to showcase their STEM ideas, the exhibition is open for project entries until the 27th September 2021. Entries can […]

Commission approves €11.5 million Irish State Aid scheme to support companies active in the events sector in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €11.5 million Irish State Aid scheme to support companies active in the events sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the aid will take the form of direct grants. The measure will be open to micro, small and […]

Klorane launches an eco-conscious Shampoo Bar with organically farmed Oat

This month, botanical French haircare brand Klorane launches the new eco-conscious Shampoo Bar with Oat. The latest innovation joins Klorane’s popular ultra-gentle Oat range. The small but mighty shampoo bar (RRP €13) is an eco-friendly alternative to liquid shampoo, using less water in its production and 97% less packaging.   With over 77% of consumers […]

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