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Waste is a Resource – Gain and Retain value

When is a waste not a waste? Or better still why is a waste a waste? “A waste is a resource from which value has not been optimised – products, process, people  = €, £, $.” A circular economy can help achieve these targets, save money and reduces pressure on the environment.  However, significant barriers...

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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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GreenStart and GreenPlus funding: Enterprise Ireland, Industrial Development Authority, LEO and Udaras Na Gaeltacht

GreenStart and GreenPlus funding is available to clients of Enterprise Ireland and Industrial Development Authority.  The funding programmes are available to enable businesses to improve their performance using environmental management to either save costs, increase value or grow sales. An environmental management structure can help your company achieve competitive advantage through greater resource efficiency (energy/water/waste/wastewater) and...

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Environmental Management for business growth

Recurring themes for successful businesses working with ECOS include: Environmental management is just another business tool.  It can either cost your business money, gain value for your business and/or grow sales. Waste is any resource where it’s value is not being optimised.  ECOS works with SME and Multinational businesses to optimise your Products, Processes and...

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Life Cycle Analysis: Explained

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to quantify the potential environmental impacts associated with a product or service throughout its life cycle.   Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are tools which enable transparent communication to stakeholders.  LCA and EPD present comparable information about the environmental impact of of products and...

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Who’s bringing the horse to France?

Do you know who’s bringing the horse to France? – ECOS and Celtic Bioenergy are. Kerrygold’s clever marketing campaign intrigued a nation while making their brand internationally recognised with a series of clever adds over 20 years ago which still resonates today.  The “Who’s bringing the horse to France?” campaign was so successful it became...

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Waste-to-energy systems firm on way to becoming market leaders

BHSL was born out of necessity.  Jack O’Connor had a 25,000-bird poultry shed on the family farm and was told by Limerick Country Council in 1998 that pollution from spreading the chicken manure on land meant the practice was to be banned.   With business potentially doomed, Jack put his engineering experience to work and developed...

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Circular Economy Package: New Regulation

The re-use of raw materials that are now disposed of as waste is one of the key principles of the Circular Economy Package adopted in December 2015. The European Commission is proposing a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing...

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ISO 16075:2015, Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects

ISO 16075 is a new standard relating to the treatment and reuse of wastewater in agricultural irrigation projects and aims to maximize the benefits and reduce any related risks for the agricultural irrigation systems associated with the use of recycled water. In regions where water is scarce, treated wastewater can provide a new and vital source of water.  It makes environmental...

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New call for proposals on circular economy research & innovation

How can new Horizon 2020 circular economy research & innovation projects benefit from the experience of existing projects funded under different EU programmes? On 8 December 2015 EASME organised a kick-off & networking meeting for 21 waste-related research & innovation projects to help them share their knowledge and explore synergies. The meeting marked the official...

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