Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!
An EPA licence is issued with a variety of conditions which detail the extent to key issues to be addressed, including: Site Infrastructure Environmental emissions control and abatement measures Inspection, monitoring, and reporting requirements Data Management and Communications Plans There is a significant body of work required to address the conditions presented in IPC, IED or Waste...READ ARTICLE >
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...READ ARTICLE >
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...READ ARTICLE >
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...READ ARTICLE >
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. If they have a valid permit it will be listed www.nwcpo.ie Only waste as listed on Appendix A of their permit can be collected All waste must be delivered to facilities listed...READ ARTICLE >
Resource Management Plans for Construction & Demolition Projects
The EPA have published updated Best Practice Guidelines for the Preparation of Resource Management Plans for Construction & Demolition Projects These guidelines supersede the ‘Best Practice Guidelines on the Preparation of Waste Management Plans for Construction and Demolition Waste Projects’ which were published in July 2006 https://www.epa.ie/pubs/consultation/C%20and%20D%20Guidelines%20.pdfREAD ARTICLE >
Environmental Management and Competitive Advantage
ECOS helps our clients to save costs or increase value within their business. Think of the following: Cost of Prevention versus Cost of Failure Lean Management Principles Optimise your Products, Processes and People Environmental management as a just another business tool to make your business more efficient/effective and provide competitive advantage ECOS works with SME...READ ARTICLE >
What is Waste Management?
Waste is a Resource which is not be used to optimise its value. Products Process People Waste management is a fundamental part of most businesses. Where the creation of waste cannot be prevented, consideration must be given to the following in order of priority: Preparing for reuse Recycling Recovery Disposal Waste management refers to the...READ ARTICLE >
What is Effluent?
Effluent is a wastewater which has been discharged from a process. The process which generates an effluent can be industrial, commercial, municipal or from a treatment plant. Effluent and the Law It is a legal requirement that effluent is treated properly to comply with the emission limit values and other conditions of a discharge licence....READ ARTICLE >
Green for Micro
The Green for Micro programme is an initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and is being being rolled-out nationwide to help prepare small businesses for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future. Eligible companies can avail of technical and/or advisory supports from external experts across a broad...READ ARTICLE >