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Lean is Green is Sustainable Business Growth

September 29th, 2020

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...


IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports

February 07th, 2020

IPC/IED holders must submit an Annual Environmental Report (AER) to the EPA by March 31st each year.  This is a report of the environmental performance of the activity for the previous year. The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities. The content of the AER should give a concise summary...


Annual Environmental Report

February 06th, 2020



ECOS Case Study: Waste Collection Permit Application

January 20th, 2020

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


Case Study: Construction and Demolition Project

May 30th, 2018

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...


Cré Guidelines for Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

March 29th, 2018

Cré the  Composting and Anaereobic Digestion Association of Ireland has published its Guidelines for Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland. Anaerobic digestion plants can play an important role in helping Ireland meet its waste and energy targets as set out in EU Directives and national legislation.  Using industry experts knowledge and experience, these guidelines are designed to give an overview...


5 Lean Principles Every Manager Should Know

March 21st, 2018

Lean was originally created by Toyota to eliminate waste and inefficiency in its manufacturing operations.  The process became so successful that it has been embraced in manufacturing sectors around the world. The goal of lean is to eliminate waste – the non-value-added components in any process or service. By its very nature Lean utilises the...


Environmental compliance assurance: Enhanced benefits

March 08th, 2018

Environmental compliance assurance describes all the ways in which public authorities promote, monitor and enforce compliance with the regulations which improve the society in which we live through enhanced environmental benefits such as clean water and breathable air. Promote includes creation of awareness and provision of guidance and advice to help businesses and others comply...


ECOS Waste Management Services

February 28th, 2018

Waste reduction and management are now seen as crucial in all business sectors.  Our environmental consultancy waste management services include: