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IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports – Due Date

IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports – Due Date

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

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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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ECOS Case Study: Waste Collection Permit Application

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...

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Case Study: Construction and Demolition Project

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...

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5 Lean Principles Every Manager Should Know

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...

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Environmental Compliance: Enhanced benefits

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, much of which implements European Union (EU) directives. Our clients work with ECOS because we: Know the legislation and how it applies to their business. Identify the most efficient...

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ECOS Waste Management Services

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

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Environmental Legislation: Compliance & Benefits

All businesses have a legal obligation to comply with existing environmental legislation.  In addition, management standards such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and I.S. EN 16001, require you to identify, maintain and update a list of relevant legislation. Compliance with Environmental Regulations requires detailed consideration of legal obligations, technical requirements and both direct and indirect...

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