Category: Environment

Single use plastic products being restricted from the Irish Market

Environment

Single use plastic products being restricted from the Irish Market as of the 3rd of July 2021 Some Facts: Almost 26 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year 80% of marine litter is plastic 87% of Europeans are worried about the impact of plastic products in…

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“Game changer” for European Laws regarding climate neutrality

Environment

CLIMATE CHECK- All new legislative proposals advanced by the EU Commission to be consistent with climate policy and align with decarbonisation target. On Wednesday the 21st of April, a bleary-eyed Jytte Guteland (Rapporteur Climate Law) and Pascal Canafin (Chair of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee) held a…

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Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Environment

While Christmas in retail has started on November 1st, and often before, over the past few decades, the tradition of waiting until December 8th to kick it off in our homes seems to have fallen away this year with many decorating inside and out as early as mid-November. The bid…

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The UK Environment Bill: a long-term plan

Environment

The UK Environment Bill, a landmark legislation to protect and maintain the environment has resumed its passage (on Tuesday, 3 November) through Parliament after a brief hiatus due to the Coronavirus. What is the Bill? Although the legislation is still in the draft face and not currently in force, the…

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Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England

Environment

The ban on supplying or selling plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds came into force in England on Thursday 1st October, marking a major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the environment. Why ban single use plastics? Pollution of the environment with plastics…

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The Pandemic and Our Environment

Environment

The devastating hit to the economy from Covid-19 and the subsequent almost-global lockdown as we enter into a probable recession is most evident in the permanent closure of small business throughout towns and cities. We are seeing many of the once vibrant shop fronts and restaurants buzzing with a-la-carte diners…

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New Deposit and Return Scheme in Scotland!

Environment

Hey, did you know Scotland is doing a deposit on drinks containers?   All drinks? Well almost, from 50ml (those miniatures) up to 3 litres made from PET (Polyethylene terephthalate ) glass, steel and aluminium. It does not include milk bottles, yogurt drinks and some opaque juice bottles which are mostly…

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Brexit Implications for Irish ODS and F-Gas Companies

Brexit

Background: The European Union (Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas) Regulations 2016 (SI No. 658 of 2016) make provisions necessary for the purposes of full and effective implementation in Ireland of Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006. Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) are a family of…

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Importance of Green Jobs – Associated Risks and H&S

Energy

What are Green Jobs Over the last few decades there has been a significant move towards a greener future because of environmental pollution. Countries are creating greener economies by increasing the number of green jobs to reduce the environmental impact of enterprises, to improve the efficiency of raw materials, to…

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ISO 14001 – Significant Environmental Aspects

Environment

  The Environmental Management System must manage all aspects which are found to be significant. Those not found to be significant do not need to be managed by the Environmental Management System. There is no single accepted method for evaluating significance.  What is significant for one organization will not necessarily…

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