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EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data

EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data

The effective management of an EPA Licence is dependant upon the quality of data available. Sampling and monitoring is a requirement of virtually all EPA licenses. The sampling and analysis stages require a high level of competency and quality control in order to ensure the resulting data is reliable, accurate and traceable.   A key element...

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Circular Economy can contribute to reducing emissions

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has presented a new methodological approach which can help identify and prioritise circular efforts that can contribute to reducing emissions in any sector.  For example –  reducing the use of concrete, cement and steel in the building sector can cut materials-related greenhouse gas emissions by 61% over a building’s life...

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End of Waste: Call to Action and State of Mind

End of Waste: Call to Action and State of Mind

End of Waste – sounds like a call to action at a rally and maybe it should be. Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste management, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery. It also explains When waste ceases to be waste and becomes a secondary raw material (so called end-of-waste criteria)...

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Basic checks and balances to save time and money

Basic checks and balances to save time and money

In our experience Water, Waste and Wastewater problems arise 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...

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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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GreenStart and GreenPlus Business supports

IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland are providing a GreenStart and GreenPlus Business supports to their client companies engaged in both manufacturing and services activities. Green Start –  Focus on Value A short in-company assignment of up to 7 days with an external business development consultant, to introduce Lean/Green principles, environmental best practices, systems and structures,...

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80 Percent Funding for GreenStart projects

80 Percent Funding for GreenStart projects

Up to 80 Percent funding is available to Enterprise Ireland and Industrial Development Authority clients  to fund GreenStart projects and 50 Percent funding for GreenPlus projects. GreenStart/Greenplus is not just for manufacturing companies!  Software and internationally traded services companies can avail of funding to learn about and implement environmental improvements to their business. Companies can...

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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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Discharge Licence: Do You need one

Discharge Licence: Do You need one

A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...

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Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...

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