The island's geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable climate which avoids extremes in temperature. Thick woodlands covered the island until the Middle Ages. As of 2013, the amount of land that is wooded in Ireland is about 11% of the total, compared with a European average of 35%. There are 26 extant mammal species native to Ireland. The Irish climate is very moderated and classified as oceanic. As a result, winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area. However, summers are cooler than those in Continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
This is not Ireland’s finest produce, headed for lucrative markets in wealthy countries. These shipments are packed with waste, much of it bound for developing countries ... Ireland sent more than 400 shipments of waste to Turkey last year, mainly paper but also plastics.
Meanwhile, the group has built up a €1 billion sustainable loans book in its corporate lending business from scratch over the past two years, with borrowers held to targets such as carbon and landfill waste reductions, according to Bank of Ireland’s chief strategy office Mark Spain.
Covid-19 had an impact on residual waste tonnages generated in NorthernIreland, according to the report by Tolvik Consulting, a market analysis company ...It’s highly concerning that even with these facilities and a big jump in recycling rates, there will still be a 124,000-tonne deficit in Northern Ireland’s ability to manage its own waste by 2035.
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) data show 12 waste water treatment plants don’t meet EU standards and raw sewage is still being discharged in 34 areas ... “There has been decades of under-investment in sewerage networks and waste water treatment plants throughout Ireland and IrishWater essentially inherited a basket case,” he said.
After 15 months of weekends stuck at home, Generation Z could be forgiven for wanting to spend their Saturday soaking up the sun in a beer garden with friends ... ‘I’ve been waiting six hours ... ‘We’ve wasted a year so I may as well waste a day to get it,’ she said. ‘I want to see my family in Ireland and I have a lot of elderly relatives ... RELATED ARTICLES.
Over the past 10 months, 550 salons across the UK and Ireland have signed up to the GreenSalonCollective (GSC), an initiative that reduces salon waste through recycling and education programmes. “Hair salons are one of the biggest contributors to waste on the high street,” said GSC co-founder Paul Seaward.
Among the alterations, there will be a chance for the northern province to wave goodbye to some departing squad members ... Read More. Ulster squad down to ‘bare bones’ – Dan McFarland laments Covid outbreak Ulster's Marty Moore not wasting his thoughts on whether he will feature in the Ireland rugby team again ... Rugby Newsletter ... .
He is the chief executive of a social enterprise which has won the contract to shred waste paper from the NorthernIrelandCivil Service... It is a neat way of dealing with the mountain of waste paper pumped out by the civil service each year ... "We have to stop looking at these kinds of items as waste and start to look at them as a resource.
The statistics regarding food waste are dire. It’s estimated that one third of food ends up in the bin, creating one million tonnes of food waste every year in Ireland, according to StopFoodWaste... According to Pat Kane, sustainability expert and founder of minimal waste shop Reuzi, we are simply buying too much food.
It was founded to develop infrastructure to process organic waste in Ireland in line with legislative requirements. Investment ... The firm has identified Ireland “as a priority market for biogas given the strong agricultural sector and expected biogas growth, driven by its national decarbonisation and waste targets.” ... .
Figures from the EuropeanRecyclingPlatform (ERP), one of the licensed collectors of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Ireland, found that 2020 was a record year for recycling ... Ireland's waste management policy has long prioritised waste prevention and this has been the starting point for the growth of circular economy thinking.
Victory for NorthernIreland in 90 minutes then ...Ian Baraclough on Northern Ireland’s win over Malta, the goal-scorers and Conor Bradley. Under Baraclough Northern Ireland triumphed in a penalty-shoot-out versus Bosnia & Herzegovina after extra-time in the play-off semi but he needed that 90 minute monkey off his back in his 12th match in charge.