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Licences & Permits

Licences and Permits

Licences and Permits

ECOS work with a wide range of business sectors to obtain and manage a variety of environmental licences and permits including:  Industrial Emissions (IE) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Waste Licence  Waste Facility & Collection Permits Licences to discharge wastewater to sewer, surface water or ground. Solvent certificates of compliance Water Abstractions Register ECOS work...

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Waste is a Resource – Gain and Retain value

When is a waste not a waste? Or better still why is a waste a waste? “A waste is a resource from which value has not been optimised – products, process, people  = €, £, $.” A circular economy can help achieve these targets, save money and reduces pressure on the environment.  However, significant barriers...

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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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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted.  The WCP is issued...

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What is “Trade Effluent” and what licences are required?

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 disposed of from a business premises to the public sewer system, surface water or groundwater. Trade effluent may contain materials such as oil, grease, nutrients,...

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Circular Economy Opportunity

Circular Economy Opportunity

The circular economy opportunity often becomes shrouded in “higher level” benefits to address the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity, and pollution, as well as pathways for inclusive development.  Throw in the holy grail “Net Zero” misconception that it is only possible only through heavy investments and sacrificing margins and enthusiasm wanes rapidly. Sustainable development...

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DMAIC Problem Solving 

What Is DMAIC? The DMAIC methodology is a popular process that has been used in many different situations to improve the performance of a process or correct an issue. It is also being used in many industries and applied in manufacturing, services, and software development sectors. Specific sectors like healthcare and government can also benefit...

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8D vs DMAIC

There are several ways to solve a problem, but which method is best? How can you know which of these will be more beneficial to you? This guide will break down the details and show you how to make an informed decision. What is 8D? 8D is a problem-solving technique used to identify and solve...

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Benefits of SIPOC

The SIPOC tool helps you break down what’s happening in your business by looking in-depth at the details of your business processes. Companies often use the SIPOC tool to identify potential areas for improvement or new ideas. You’ll have better data for process improvement efforts, which will help your business succeed further. The key benefits...

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Environmental Legislation

Environmental regulatory compliance is an opportunity to optimise the management of resources to add value or create cost savings. Ireland has a well-developed system of environmental legislation which is principally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regional/local authorities throughout Ireland and Irish Water Our clients work with ECOS because we: Know the...

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Water Management

Water management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources.  Water resources are natural resources of water that are potentially useful as a source of water supply.  Natural sources of fresh water include surface water, under river flow, groundwater and frozen water.  Artificial sources of fresh water can include treated...

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