Category: Environment

ISO 14001-Clause 4.2: Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

Environment

This is the second in a series of blogs, in which we will describe what is required by an organization so that it may meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. In this blog we will continue to look at Clause 4: Context of the organization, focussing on Clause 4.2: Understanding…

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Environmental Impacts of Valentine’s Day

Environment

Today is a day when people everywhere express their love for one another but what impact does that have on our environment?   Learn about the impacts in this short piece inspired by Effective Software and their guide to eliminating the hazards of Valentine’s day

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ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems

Environment

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems – requirements with guidance for use An organization may want to improve its environmental performance but find it difficult to do so in an efficient and effective manner.  ISO 14001:2015 is a recognised method for identifying and addressing environmental performance. With over 300,000 certifications issued…

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Sources of Environment, Health and Safety Legislation in Ireland: Back to Basics

Environment

Introduction Irish law comes from a number of sources, including the Oireachtas, (the Dail, Seanad and the office of the President), European Regulations and Directives, and the Common Law (based on precedents set in Court cases). The Constitution of the Irish Republic, Bunreacht na HEireann, was published in 1937. It…

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ISO Ireland Exhibition

Compliance Management

Antaris recently participated in the ISO Ireland Exhibition that took place place on the 18th of September at Croke Park in Dublin. The agenda included the discussion of four ISO standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 & ISO 50001.  The main goal of the event was to bring together…

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Latest Environmental Legislation Updates for Ireland

Compliance Management

New Water Abstraction Regulations The European Union (Water Policy) (Abstractions Registration) Regulations 2018 (SI No. 261 of 2018) were published in July 2018 and give further statutory effect to Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy. The Regulations provide for the establishment of…

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Guard the Bees! Why is Regulated use of Plant Protection Products Important

Environment

While bees are often associated with honey production first and foremost – that, and sunny-day stings – the value that they bring to humans is often not fully understood. In fact, one third of the food that we eat is dependent on bees’ work as pollinators. The work of bees…

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Tips to Conserve Water During a Heatwave

Environment

As the summer sun continues to shine bright, and with little rain, our water reserves are becoming increasingly stressed. Water authorities in Ireland and the UK are urging people to conserve water as the heatwave continues. In Ireland, a statement from Irish Water said: “Demand for water is increasing while…

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Urban Agriculture in the Urban Jungle

Environment

The term ‘Urban Jungle’ as discussed in a previous blog, Living Sustainably in the Urban Jungle; refers to a city encompassing all its dimensions including the buildings, residential areas, playgrounds, schools, businesses and industries. Urban agriculture can be described as growing of plants and trees, raising animals and farming within and around the cities (peri urban…

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The Plastic Journey: To Reuse, Recycle or Say No to Plastic?

Environment

In October 2017, disturbing photographs of plastic and styrofoam floating in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Roatan were posted on social media. Earlier in 2017, a substantial amount of plastic was discovered in the South Pacific area off the coast of Chile & Peru. Hendersen Island, also located…

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