EPA calls on food sector businesses to commit to reducing food waste by signing the Food Waste Charter

Approximately 800,000 tonnes of food waste is generated in Ireland each year. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 under UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Signing the Food Waste Charter is a pledge to take action to reduce food waste. Membership of the Food Waste Charter is open to businesses that produce, process, […]

EPA 2017 in Review: Waste prevention initiatives are gaining traction

In its review of 2017 the EPA reports that, in addition to delivering on its core reporting and enforcement roles, several of its waste prevention and resource efficiency activities made significant progress during the year. Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said, “The EPA provides leadership by identifying new and innovative […]