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There’s more to food waste than wasted food - National Stop Food Waste Week, 12- 19 June - Jun 12 2019, 12:54 PM
The EPA is leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, from 12-19 June.

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Projections show that Ireland has more to do to meet its 2030 targets - Jun 06 2019, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency, as the competent authority for reporting Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions projections, has today published its updated Greenhouse Gas Projections for the period 2018-2040. The figures continue to highlight a significant gap to meeting Ireland’s EU Effort Sharing targets, regarding 2020 and 2030 commitment periods.

EPA welcomes improvements in bathing waters though more action is required at a small number of beaches - May 30 2019, 12:30 AM
The 2018 EPA Bathing Water report, published today, sets out bathing water quality during the long hot summer of 2018. Overall, 94 per cent of the 145 identified bathing waters met the minimum EU standards last year, with over 100 beaches classified as Excellent. Three new bathing waters, Dooey and Magheraroarty in Donegal and Seafield Quilty in Clare, were classified for the first time in 2018. All three were classified as Excellent.