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Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) calls on its members to cease use of plastic straws

The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has a membership of over 2,500 including restaurants, gastro-pubs and hotels. The Restaurants Association of Ireland encourages its members to lead the charge in reducing the instance of non-biodegradable waste in the industry by banning single use plastic straws amongst its members. A plastic straw takes over 200 years […]

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Scheme for Small and Medium Businesses to Save up to 90% on Lighting Costs

SMEs are invited to apply for grants towards the cost of smart lighting through a government funded grant scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SEAI is now accepting applications from businesses for €3 million in grants. The grant will cover approximately one third of the cost of energy efficient lighting upgrades, […]

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Call for contributions to the EU Pollinators Initiative

The EU Business and Biodiversity Platform invites you to share your business action on pollinators! To participate, share your examples of business actions and ideas via email to Lars.Mueller@ec.europa.eu by 31 May 2018 to build up an initial overview of options (while the EU pollinator initiative will continue beyond). The format of your contribution does not matter – […]

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The National Implementation Plan for the Sustainable Development Goals 2018-2020 is announced

On Thursday 26 April at the Institute for International and European Affairs, Denis Naughten, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, launched Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020. Minister Naughten has lead responsibility for promoting and overseeing the coherent implementation of the SDGs on a whole-of-Government basis. […]

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Circular Ocean invites entries to its 2018 Innovation Competition

It is estimated that up to 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the sea each year, causing serious damage to our ocean environment and marine ecosystems. Experts believe that lost and discarded fishing-related gear is the most treacherous form of marine plastic, persisting in the marine environment for hundreds of years, continuing to catch fish […]

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Green Business to assist Lean programme to support Irish pig producers

Bord Bia secured funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to support Irish pig producers by applying ‘Lean’ principles, in order to further enhance efficiency levels and thereby lessen the impact of market volatility. Thirty Irish pig farms have been selected to participate in the ‘Lean Programme for Pigmeat Producers’, in conjunction […]

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Minister announces that there will not be a tax on single-use coffee cups in Ireland

The Irish government is looking at recommendations in the new EU Plastic Strategy for national administrations to see what can be delivered in the short term. The previously dubbed ‘latte levy’, a tax on single-use coffee cups will not be introduced, according to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten. A pilot […]

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SMEs in a Green Economy – Green Business presentation to the OECD

In March 2018, James Hogan for the Green Business Programme Ireland presented an OECD Regional Policy Dialogue Meeting on “SMEs in a Green Economy”. The purpose of the meeting was to advise policy makers form the Western Balkans on the importance of Greening SMEs. The Green Business presentation provided valuable insights into the tangible benefits […]

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