Category: Environment

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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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive

Compliance Management

Background to the Directive The Medium Combustion Plant Directive 2015/2193 (MCP) was developed as a result of research carried out under the Clean Air Package, which determined that there were measures that could be taken in a cost-effective way, that would reduce the pollution generated from medium combustion plants. Prior…

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Sustainability in Irish Aviation Industry

Energy

Some Facts About Irish Aviation Industry Ireland is a significant player in international aviation with a strategically vital role in air traffic management on the North Atlantic. The country is a well-known comprehensive centre for aircraft leasing. Almost 4,000 of the 22,000 aircraft currently in operation around the world are…

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Living Sustainably in the Urban Jungle

Environment

More than half of the Earth’s population lives in cities and is increasingly moving into cities in search of more opportunities and better standard of living. Sustainable lifestyle can be adopted in cities and is not limited to the countryside only. According to the Oxford dictionary an urban jungle is…

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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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