Game On for Green! Free Toolkit Helps Irish Sports Clubs Tackle Waste

New resource will help sports clubs eliminate single use plastics and provide guidance on segregating waste. It comes as new research reveals 90% of sports clubs believe they could be doing more to improve their waste management efforts. Sports clubs can now avail of this free toolkit by visiting MyWaste.ie  There’s good news for thousands of sports […]

EPA Report Says Agriculture Emissions Down 4.6% in 2023 -IFA

IFA President Francie Gorman has reacted to the release of a report from the Environmental Protection Agency that found a reduction in the overall emissions created by agriculture in 2023. He said that the 4.6% reduction has reflected the effort of farmers in taking action to combat Ireland’s emissions.   “The result for 2023 means […]

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 lowest in three decades

Emissions data released by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 6.8% in 2023 with reductions in almost every sector. This decrease is the largest greenhouse gas reduction in a single year in agricultural emissions, energy emissions and the lowest residential emissions levels since 1990. In 2023 the overall emissions […]

New Government Report Identifies the Barriers to Climate Action

A report by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has identified barriers preventing people from taking climate action. The report found that although Irish people have a high awareness of climate issues, they lack urgency surrounding climate action and the individual impact of climate change.   The report draws on extensive conversations with […]

EPA Release Public Drinking Water Quality Report 2023

The Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2023 has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report has revealed that the quality of public drinking water supplies in this country remains very high. The report says that over 99.7% of samples taken from public drinking water were compliant with bacterial and chemical […]

Giant Hogweed Drone Survey to be Carried Out in Cappawhite Area

The Local Authority Water Programme in collaboration with Tipperary County Council and the local community are working to develop a plan to control and eventually eradicate the spread of the Giant Hogweed plant in the Cappawhite area.   Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that is not native to this country, and which causes acute […]

Minister Ryan announces Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

The government has approved Ireland’s updated Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction. The strategy provides a pathway to a whole-of-society transformation and serves as a vital link between shorter-term Climate Action Plans and Carbon Budgets and the longer-term objective of the European Climate Law and Ireland’s National Climate Objective. Welcoming the updated strategy, […]

EPA press release- Ireland is wasting over one million meals a day

Newly released figures from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that over 750,000 tonnes of food waste was generated in Ireland in 2022. These figures have also shown that there has been no significant increase or decrease in food waste since the first 3 years of national reporting (2020, 2021, 2022). According to these new figures […]

Repak’s Plastic Pledge Signatories Work Towards Ireland’s Circular Economy Goals

151 Repak Members are Signatories of the Plastic Pledge. Under this pledge, signatories adopt more sustainable practices and remove significant volumes of plastic from their operations and supply chain. Although the Plastic Pledge has 151 signatories, 4 of these have made significant changes to their sustainability practices in 2023. These signatories were Aldi, Lidl, Nestle […]

New Milestone Figure Reached: 200 Million Containers Returned by Irish Consumers

The Re-Turn Scheme has hit a new milestone and continues on an upward trend. Since the first launch of the scheme on February 1st over 200 million bottles have been returned. From the beginning of June 2.9million containers have been returned daily. The Deposit Return Scheme aims to create a circular economy to reduce the […]

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