Building material group, Kingspan, has partnered with a foundation that removes plastic from the ocean and plans to reuse as much of the plastic recovered as it can in the production of insulation products.
A number of environmental groups have challenged research by the Economic and Social Research Institute that Irish consumers would pay significantly less for their gas if liquefied natural gas, or LNG, facilities were given the go-ahead.
One of the highlights of a great American film The Graduate occurs during a conversation between a young man who is wondering about his future after graduation and his father’s business partner who offers career advice to the worried youngster. It can be shortened as follows: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” Older readers might remember the 1967 film fondly.
It is estimated that over 588 tonnes of waste, which includes beer cans, food wrappers, chairs, inflatable mattresses, clothing – including shoes and coats - goes into a landfill/incinerator after the Picnic.
As environmental groups warn that decisions must be made about the future of the country’s biggest power plant and biggest producer of greenhouse gases, the ESB has said it saves customers up to €200m a year in electricity bills.