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Ireland’s packaging recycling rates going in wrong direction says EPA - Jul 31 2020, 12:01 AM
The EPA has today published its latest figures on waste packaging in Ireland. They indicate that Ireland continues to generate significant amounts of waste packaging, amounting to just over 1 million tonnes in 2018 remaining unchanged since 2017.

EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection - Jul 21 2020, 12:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency today reported on 1,160 Local Authority inspections of septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in 2019. The EPA found that more than half of the systems failed inspection.

Complaints against licensed industrial and waste sites increased significantly during first six months of 2020 says EPA - Jul 16 2020, 11:00 AM
The EPA today published the most recent National Priority Sites List, as well as updated information on the enforcement activities of the EPA during the first six months of 2020.

Recent trends in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in air (Ireland) - Jul 10 2020, 3:32 PM
Recent trends in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in air (Ireland)

Targeted climate and environmental actions needed for long term improvement says EPA - Jul 08 2020, 7:00 AM
The EPA has today published its Greenhouse Gas emissions projections for the period 2019-2040.

While the quality of drinking water in public supplies remains high, supplies to over 1 million people are vulnerable to failure, says EPA Director General - Jul 07 2020, 7:00 AM
The EPA Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2019 released today shows that the quality of drinking water in public supplies remains high with 99.9% compliance with bacterial limits and 99.6% compliance with chemical limits.

EPA announces €600,000 green stimulus fund for innovators & SMEs - Jun 10 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launches a €600,000 funding opportunity for Irish innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready solutions for the circular economy.

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