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Humans generated 1.8bn tonnes of solid waste in 2016

Verde Environmental Consultants provide expert advisory, monitoring and assessment services from our offices in Wicklow, Cork, Mayo and Galway in soil, air, water, waste, energy, noise and ecology disciplines Our multidisciplinary approach and in-house expertise allows us to provide a breadth of relevant environmental consultancy and contracting services to both the private and public sectors...
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A million nappies and 500,000 coffee cups are binned each day

Ireland now dumps more than €3m of food each day, new research has shown - and a new RTÉ documentary reveals the mountains of trash binned every day - including a million nappies. The documentary series reveals that it takes an army of 44,000 workers to clean up after the nation. While hotel workers are left to launder sheets stained with fake tan and make-up in the 'selfie' age, council worker...
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Ireland to generate 86,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas

The average person generates about 25 per cent more waste than during the rest of the year and a new study from Repak says almost one-third of Irish shoppers have a full recycling bin before Christmas even begins. Repak has revealed Ireland's recycling habits over the festive season - the country is expected to generate 86,000 tonnes of packaging waste - the equivalent to the combined packaging...
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14 EU Member States at Risk of Missing Recycling Target

Action plans aimed at helping the fourteen member states considered to be at greatest risk of missing the EU’s 2020 recycling targets have been published in a key report by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment. his project came under the Waste Framework Directive‘s Early Warning System, which requires the E...
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EU ambassadors approve new rules on waste management and recycling

EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement on the four legislative proposals of the waste package reached with the European Parliament on 18 December 2017. The waste package will lead to more recycling of waste and contribute to the creation of a circular economy. It will improve the way waste is managed as well as encourage the re-use of valuable material embedded in waste. The new rules ...
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