2018 Press Releases

View all the press releases for 2018 below.

January 2018

Stop Food Waste - Make the most of your food - Jan 23 2018, 11:12 AM
Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food.

Research to help us deliver a low carbon, sustainable and healthy future - EPA announces environmental research awards - Jan 24 2018, 10:24 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded €11.2 million to fund new environmental research projects.

EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List - Jan 30 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA has published its latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement. Eight sites licensed by the EPA are on the list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action.

EPA launches “National Waste Statistics” web resource - Jan 31 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today launched the National Waste Statistics web resource and has also published information on hazardous waste for 2015 and 2016 and municipal waste for 2014.

Teenagers invited to create video stories about the stuff we consume - Feb 01 2018, 11:00 AM
Following the success of last year’s competition, the EPA is pleased to launch the 2018 The Story of Your Stuff competition for secondary schools.

February 2018

EPA 2017 in Review: Waste prevention initiatives are gaining traction - Feb 13 2018, 11:00 AM
In its review of 2017 the EPA reports that, in addition to delivering on its core reporting and enforcement roles, several of its waste prevention and resource efficiency activities made significant progress during the year.

Advice for Private Well Owners Affected by Storm Emma - Mar 05 2018, 12:20 PM
The EPA recommends that if your well has been affected by Storm Emma you should make sure it is properly disinfected before using it for drinking water. Details of how you can disinfect your well are below. This procedure should be carried out once the snow subsided.