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Case Study: Construction and Demolition Project

Under waste legislation construction and demolition waste is defined as “all waste that arises from construction, renovation and demolition activities.” If you are responsible for carrying out a construction and demolition project, you must ensure that you have a waste management plan.  ECOS recently successfully completed a waste management plan to the satisfaction of the...

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ECOS Case Study: Appropriate Assessment

At the request of the planning authority an Appropriate Assessment was undertaken to determine the potential impact on a land fill development on a European designated site to determine what the impacts would be.

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Environmental Management: Legislation & Best Practice

Environmental management has a raft of legislation associated with it covering air emissions water, waste water, integrated pollution control now known as industrial emissions. Environmental management has significant implications for business in terms of legal compliance, cost and technical measures to be implemented. How you address environmental management can have a significant bearing on your business and profitability. There are...

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Environmental Impact Assessment Explained

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the measurement of the anticipated effects of a proposed project or development on the environment. The purpose of the EIA process is to ensure that: All projects that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment are assessed.  People are fully aware of the likely effects of the...

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Life Cycle Analysis Explained

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to quantify the potential environmental impacts associated with a product or service throughout its life cycle.   Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are tools which enable transparent communication to stakeholders.  LCA and EPD present comparable information about the environmental impact of of products and...

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What is an Appropriate Assessment?

An Appropriate Assessment involves a case by case examination of the implications of a development or activity for a Natura 2000 site and its conservation objectives. The EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) placed an obligation on Member States of the EU to establish the Natura 2000 Network.  The Natura 2000 Network is a network of important...

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Waste Permits & Licence Applications

ECOS provide expert services relating to Waste Permits and Licence applications, facilitating businesses in liaising with local authorities and the EPA.  ECOS can assist you in ensuring that your business is operating within the standards set out in both Irish and European Law.  As set out in the Waste Management Regulations, any individual, (person, company...

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Ireland “positioned” to be a global leader in wave and tidal energy

Ireland is “ideally positioned” to become a global leader in wave and tidal energy production, according to the organiser of an international conference being held in Cork at the end of this month. More than 400 experts, entrepreneurs and researchers will attend the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017) in Cork this month....

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First National Mitigation Plan on Climate Change Published

The first National Mitigation Plan on climate change was published on the 19th July this year and represents a huge initial step to set Ireland on a pathway to achieve the level of decarbonisation required and transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050. This is a very important first step by this Government...

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Environmental Management: Legislation & Best Practice

Environmental management has a raft of legislation associated with it covering air emissions water, waste water, integrated pollution control now known as industrial emissions. Environmental management has significant implications for business in terms of legal compliance, cost and technical measures to be implemented. How you address environmental management can have a significant bearing on your business and profitability. There are...

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