Category: Environment

Why You Should Re-Think Greenwashing

Corporate Social Responsibility

In an attempt to attract customers and investors and to build a better corporate image, companies tend to lean on ‘greenwashing’. The Oxford Dictionary defines Greenwashing as ‘Disinformation disseminated by an organisation, etc., to present an environmentally responsible public image; a public image of environmental responsibility promulgates by or for…

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REACH at a Glance & the 2018 Deadline

Compliance Management

What is REACH REACH is the European Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force in 2007, replacing the former legislative framework for chemicals in the EU. The main objective of REACH regulation is to provide a high level of protection to human health…

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Carcinogenic Radon at Home and at Work

Environment

Naturally emitted form rocks, Radon is an odourless and colourless radioactive gas that results from the decay of Uranium in rocks and soil. It is the densest noble gas known and can easily seep into buildings from the ground. Radon has the ability to build up to really high concentrations…

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Importance of Safety on Farms & the Next Farm Safety Action Plan

Environment

In the last decade alone, there have been almost 200 deaths on Irish farms. Today, farm safety is one of the most prominent issues in the agricultural and farming sector. More than 1000 injuries occur on farms annually. Even though a very small proportion of the total workforce in Ireland…

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Top Greenhouse Gases Emitters of the World

Environment

Greenhouse Gases and Primary Sources The main contributing gases with poisonous effects on the environment, classified as the Greenhouse Gases are: Carbon Dioxide: CO2 is emitted due to activities such as deforestation, degradation of soil, land clearing for agricultural purposes etc. However, the primary source of CO2 emission is fossil…

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Powered by Renewable Energy: Countries & Sources

Energy

Renewable sources of energy are also known as infinite energy resources as they have the capability to replenish themselves and be reused. The shift towards renewable energy is largely motivated by increasing global temperatures, pollution and rapid depletion in fossil fuels. Hence, owing to above mentioned factors, renewable energy use…

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United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2015 (SDGs)

Corporate Social Responsibility

After years of debates and discussions, 193 countries agreed to develop a set of Global Goals in 2015. It was a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that everyone lives in a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable environment. These 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a…

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Smart Eco-City; Gateway to a Sustainable Future

Environment

Cities in today’s world are finding it hard to be liveable, environmentally friendly and economically strong all at the same time. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow is what is required from cities today.  An eco-city is a city which continuously aims to be…

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Nature at Work: Natural Infrastructure Explained

Environment

Water is a vital natural resource which many developed countries have been taking for granted for decades. Fortunately, abundance of water is one of the natural advantages of Ireland. Due to the ageing water infrastructure and continuously increasing demand, costs for water management have hiked over the past few years….

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The Beginning of the End for the Internal Combustion Engine in cars? The Future of Electric Cars

Energy

On the 8th of July, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson came out with a statement that shocked the world by committing to producing only electric cars or hybrid cars by 2019. Samuelson boasted that “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”. With this bold statement dominating the…

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