Basic checks and balances – Save Costs and Add Value

In our experience, problems arise in businesses and costs increase where basic checks and balances have been overlooked or not acted upon. “If you don’t measure it you cannot manage it” ECOS works with our clients to ensure that avoidable problems can be avoided. The potential cost saving benefits to the client can often be...

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National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy 2024-2030

The National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy 2024-2030 has been published and replaces the Regional Waste Management Plans. The Plan sets out a framework for the prevention and management of waste in Ireland for the period 2024 to 2030. This Plan recognises Climate Change as a key driver for both behavioural change and...

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UL Bohemians U-13 at the recent Rugby Youth Festival in Portugal

UL Bohemians U-13 at the recent Rugby Youth Festival in Portugal

ECOS were delighted to be able to support UL Bohemians U-13 at the recent Rugby Youth Festival in Portugalhttps://lnkd.in/e_sEvuQu

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Collection of waste requires a valid waste collection permit

Please do not give your waste to an unauthorised collector, as persons involved in the collection of waste must have a valid waste collection permit.  ECOS compile the information required to correctly complete the application form (s) and submit the completed application forms together with all required supporting documentation to the NWCPO on behalf of our clients....

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Lean is Green is Sustainable Business Growth

Lean is Green is Sustainable Business Growth

Lean is Green or to be more precise Green is Lean and Sustainable. In developing a successful Lean/Green culture, understanding the different business processes and their whole of life impact is very important. How do these processes impact the business? How do business processes affect each other? What can we improve? What will the benefits...

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Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly. Often greater value can be achieved through improved management of production costs and resource used as opposed to increased sales. The circular economy eliminates the concept of waste and recognises that everything has a value.  This includes looking at waste as the underutilisation of resources. Circular supply chain:  Introduces fully...

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Do you need a Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

Do you need a Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be discharged from a business premise. Any business with discharges trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers requires a discharge licence. In order to apply for a...

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How to obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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Waste Facility Permit – Is yours up for renewal?

Waste Facility Permit – Is yours up for renewal?

Waste disposal and recovery activities in Ireland are required to hold an authorisation in accordance with the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended), a waste facility permit (WFP)s is one of the four tier system of authorisations which may be granted and must be renewed every 5 years with the licensing authority.  Waste Facility Permit...

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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit and is issued by the National Waste Collection Permits Office (NWCPO).  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years...

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