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Green Awards
May 30, 2017

Green Alley Award 2017

Green Alley, a start-up network in the Circular Economy, together with its partners Seedmatch (Germany), Bethnal Green Ventures (UK), the European Recycling Platform Finland, H2 Compliance (Ireland) and R2PI (Horizon…

May 30, 2017

Hemp plants show potential as sustainable fibre alternative

Source: EC Research & Innovation Hemp has been a source for materials, fibres and textiles for millennia. Now, an EU-funded project has used cutting-edge genomic approaches to boost hemp production,…

May 26, 2017

Achieve efficiencies in your business using Lean

Dr Richard Keegan, Manager at the Enterprise Ireland Competitiveness Department outlines procedures for achieving efficiencies in your business Companies challenged by the UK’s vote to leave the EU should review…

Water
May 26, 2017

More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before

More than 85 percent of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to...
WEEE
May 26, 2017

EU waste rules now cover anything with a plug or battery. Here’s what companies need to know

AS SOME SECTORS of Irish industry show cautious recovery, business owners and managers may be considering investing in new areas of technology or importing and distributing different product lines. What...
Eco-Labels
May 26, 2017

Labels – make sure you’re legal after 1 June 2017

Source: ECHA Newsletter The two-year transition period to comply with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) is about to end. This means that all chemical products on the market...
Standards
May 26, 2017

First international standard provides guidance on sustainable procurement

Source: BSI Your supply chain can have a big impact on your organization’s performance and reputation. Increasingly supply chain partner failures can come back to bite you if their actions...
Energy Efficiency
May 26, 2017

SEAI begins journey ‘Towards Zero’ for energy efficiency in homes

As many as one million homes built in the last century are considered to be significantly energy inefficient. This means higher energy bills and, in some cases, poorer health and...