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A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

The European Commission adopted the worlds first comprehensive Plastics Strategy In January 2018.  In May 2018 The European Commission proposed new laws to tackle the 10 most found plastic waste items on Europe’s beaches as well as fishing gear.  The Single Use Plastics Directive is an integral part of the wider approach announced in the Plastics...

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Industrial Emissions Directive: Explained

The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED) is aimed at reducing emissions from industrial production processes using an integrated approach to management environmental emissions and impact. In the past the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland has issued Waste Licences and IPPC Licences for activities which are listed in the Third and Fourth Schedules to the Waste Management...

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The Industrial Emissions Directive explained

The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (or IED for short) is aimed at reducing emissions from industrial production processes and has been in force in Ireland since 6 January 2011 and was implemented from 23 April 2013 onwards. In the past the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland has issued Waste Licences and IPPC Licences for activities...

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Drinking Water – Who is responsible

From 1st January 2014 Irish Water is responsible for the production, distribution and monitoring of drinking water from over 1000 public water supplies, serving 82.0% of the population.  The remainder of the population is supplied by group water schemes (6.6%), small private supplies (0.8%) and private wells (10.6%) that are exempt under the Regulations. Responsibility for the water...

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Rule and Regulations on Water Quality: Shellfish Water

Over the last 20+ years we have developed our understanding of the many rules and regulation governing water quality and how they are implemented in Ireland and which our clients need to both be aware of and comply with, including: Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977-1990 EPA Acts 1990 – 2011 The Water Framework Directive...

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Environmental Requirements for Business requires Technical Expertise and Business Knowledge

ECOS provide expert environmental knowledge and advice to all types of businesses from indigenous SME’s to multinational manufacturing and service industries. Water & Wastewater Outsourced Environmental Management Services Troubleshooting & Problem Solving Technical & Business Knowledge We understand environmental requirements for business. We apply our technical expertise & business knowledge support our clients to address their...

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Revised Waste Licence Application Form: New Obligations

The EPA has issued a revised Waste Licence Application Form to reflect the requirements of the European Union Waste Framework Directive on Waste (2008/98/EC). The Waste Management Act 1996 to 2011 has already been amended to incorporate these requirements. The Waste Framework Directive and the Regulations apply to all waste activities It is likely that...

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Water and Wastewater Costs Vs Sustainability

Water and wastewater and the implications to businesses for non-compliance are provided for under Irish Law, including costs and treatment requirements. ECOS enable businesses to address their requirements in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Our areas of expertise include: Water & Wastewater Quality, Control & Treatment Liability & Risk Assessment Licence Application & Review Compliance...

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Nutrient overload remains despite improvements in legislation

In recent years, strict legislation was introduced to control the amount of nitrate and phosphate that runs into the sea from European rivers.  However, water quality has not improved as much as expected and researchers estimate that a time lag of up to 40 years may need to be considered. Excess nutrients can cause an unnatural...

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Nitrates Directive: Water Pollution from Agricultural Sources

The Nitrates Directive aims to reduce and prevent water pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources, with the primary emphasis on the management of livestock manures and other fertilisers.  The main provisions of this directive are: To monitor and identify polluted waters or water liable to pollution from agricultural nitrates To promote the code of...

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