New EPA online tool will assist with nature conservation in Ireland

A new GeoTool has been launched today to assist those involved in Appropriate Assessment. The bespoke tool was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to automate and streamline part of the data gathering process needed […]

Seven Industrial Sites Named On EPA’s Latest National Priortity Sites List For Enforcement

Seven industrial sites are currently on the EPA National Priority Sites List for Enforcement. Four of the sites are in the agri-food sector. The seven sites represent less than 1% of industrial sites licensed by the EPA yet account for 26% of complaints and 13% of open compliance investigation files. Five sites have come off the previous National […]

Government Plan Lacks Ambition To Fix Lakes And Rivers – Environmental Groups

The overdue River Basin Management Plan, launched by the Minister Eoghan Murphy, falls far short of what is needed to protect our rivers, lakes and bays and to bring them up to a healthy standard, according to the Sustainable Water Network of national and local environemntal groups. Despite the best efforts of a team of […]

How To Save On Farm Costs And Make Environmental Improvements – IFA

Next Tuesday, April 10th, Smart Farming will host an important seminar focusing on ways to reduce farm bills by €5,000 and enhance the environment.   Smart Farming is a voluntary resource efficiency programme led by IFA in conjunction with the EPA.   As well as speakers from Teagasc, UCD and SEAI, the seminar will hear […]

Smart Farming 2018 To Focus On Delivering Cost Savings

Smart Farming, the voluntary cost saving initiative led by IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin its 2018 work programme in April, identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the environment.   In 2018, more than 1,200 farmers across 50 discussion groups, IFA branches and purchasing groups will get involved […]

EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA welcomes the increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste – the quantity recycled increased by 15 per cent between 2015 and 2016. Kitchen & canteen food waste and park & garden waste accounted for most of the waste accepted for treatment in 2016 (65 per cent). Composting rather than anaerobic digestion […]

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 practices that […]

The EPA launches The Story of Your Stuff competition for secondary schools

Following the success of last year’s competition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to launch the 2018 The Story of Your Stuff.  competition for secondary schools.  This year the EPA is teaming up with big-wave surfer and marine social scientist Easkey Britton to promote The Story of Your Stuff.  The competition invites students to choose an […]

EPA launches “National Waste Statistics” web resource

The EPA has launched a new National Waste Statistics web resource, providing: One online location for national waste statistics for Ireland; Accessible content, so that users can perform their own analysis; Easy to use interactive graphs and charts. 31 January 2018: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the NationalWaste Statistics web resource and has also published […]

Stop Food Waste – Make the most of your food

Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food. Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA said, “Many people have resolved to be a […]

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