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Construction waste largest waste stream generated in Ireland – EPA Report

Construction waste largest waste stream generated in Ireland - EPA Report Construction waste is the largest waste stream generated in Ireland, according to the EPA's Construction and Demolition Waste Statistics report published in August. The C&D sector in Ireland generated an estimated 9 million tonnes of waste in 2021. This represents an increase of nearly 0.8 million tonnes (10% incre...
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Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy launched

Ireland will introduce ambitious new targets to tackle waste and move towards a circular economy under a new plan announced last week by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan TD. The plan includes halving our food waste by 2030, the introduction of a deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and cans, a ban on certain single use plastics from July 2021, and...
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Second successive increase in construction activity – PMI

Second successive increase in construction activity - PMI Construction activity has increased for the second month in a row, according to the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index. A seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity, rose to 53.2 in July, up from 51.9 in June. Readings above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous mon...
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Waste Management and Reduction Opportunities during Construction – EPA guidelines

The construction sector will be one of the key sectors in restarting our economy and the EPA have issued new guidelines on waste, water and energy designed to be easily adopted by builders big and small.  Source - EPA Verde Environmental Consultants provide expert advisory, monitoring and assessment services from our offices in Wicklow, Cork, Mayo and Galway in soil, air, water, waste, e...
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Irish Construction sector under Celtic Tiger levels of pressure – report

The construction sector is under Celtic Tiger levels of pressure and is in danger of overheating, according to a new report from construction consultants Mitchell McDermott.  The report says 30,000 additional construction workers are required if housing targets are to be met.  It says construction output grew by 12% last year, but the number of workers only grew by 4%. Paul Mitchell, one of the au...
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First licence issued for facilitating reuse of construction waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its first licence to process large volumes of Irish construction and demolition waste. The licence, issued to Panda waste management company, will facilitate its reuse as a product in road construction. In Ireland, close to zero construction and demolition waste is recycled. Due to the continued classification of these materials as “waste”, the only o...
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Northern Ireland 2018/19 Annual Planning Statistical Bulletin published

The key points from the Northern Ireland Planning Statistics 2018/19 Annual Statistical Bulletin include: There were 12,541 planning applications received during 2018/19, a 3% decrease from the previous financial year. This comprised 12,404 local and 137 major applications. During 2018/19, 12,156 planning applications were decided, a decrease of over 1% from the previous financial year. In ...
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Dublin crane count in November reaches record high

There were 102 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on November 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is the highest score yet registered by Crane Count – nine more than the previous high of 93 on September 1st – and up 13 on last month’s total of 89. November’s count is more than triple the 31 cranes recorded on February 1st, 2016, when the newspaper’s c...
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Construction and demolition waste is the biggest waste stream in the EU by weight – Report

The report from the EU Commission on the implementation of EU waste legislation, including the early warning report for Member States at risk of missing the 2020 preparation for re-use/recycling target on municipal waste, shows that Construction and demolition waste is the biggest waste stream in the EU by weight, accounting for over 800 million tonnes per year, i.e. around 32 % of the total waste...
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