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Examining how single-use packaging used in the sale of fruit & vegetables can be reduced

Year: 2024

This study examined how single-use packaging used in the sale of fruit and vegetables can be reduced. Its objectives were to (i) gather information and insights on the types of single-use packaging used to bring fruit and vegetables to the point of sale (ii) gather information on the role of producers, wholesalers/distributors and retailers in specifying the type and use of single-use packaging in the sale of fruit and vegetables and (iii) identify options for reduction in single-use packaging in the sale of fruit and vegetables. The study was informed by a literature review and engagement with key stakeholders

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EPA GPP Criteria Office

Year: 2024

This document sets out the core and comprehensive GPP criteria for the design, construction and management of office buildings

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EPA GPP Guidance for the Public Sector 2024

Year: 2024

This document is designed to provide general guidance and information. It provides step-by-step instructions and criteria for implementing green public procurement (GPP), in line with Irish and EU policy and legislation.

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EPA GPP Criteria Paper and Printing Services 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive GPP criteria for application in the purchase of paper products and printing services by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Textile Products and Services 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive GPP criteria for application in the purchase of textile products and services by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Indoor and Outdoor Lighting 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for the purchase of indoor and outdoor lighting systems by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Indoor Cleaning 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for application in the purchase of indoor cleaning services

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EPA GPP Criteria ICT Products and Services 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the core and comprehensive GPP criteria for the purchase of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Heating Equipment 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the core and comprehensive GPP criteria for the purchase of heating equipment by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Furniture & Related Services 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive GPP criteria for application in the purchase of furniture products and related services by Irish public bodies

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EPA GPP Criteria Food Catering 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the Irish core and comprehensive GPP criteria for application in the purchase of food and catering services

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EPA GPP Criteria Transport 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the core and comprehensive GPP criteria for application in the purchase of road transport vehicles and services

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EPA GPP Criteria Energy 2024

Year: 2024

This document sets out the proposed core and comprehensive GPP criteria for the purchase of specific energy-related products by Irish public bodies

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Circular Economy Programme Annual Report for 2023

Year: 2024

This report sets out our key activities and highlights for 2023

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Single Use Packaging for Fruit and Vegetables: National Survey 0n Usage & Attitudes 2024

Reference year 2024, June 2024

Year: 2024

This quantitative research is a nationally representative survey of Irish citizens’ usage and attitudes around single use packaging for fruit and vegetables. There are four sections to the report (i) fruit & vegetable purchasing (ii) usage of packaging types (iii) packaging types preference and (iv) perceived advantages of packaging types.

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EPA Circular Economy National Single Use Packaging for Fruit and Vegetables Survey 2024 - Survey Data

2024 Reference Year, June 2024

Year: 2024

This Excel file provides the data from the National Single Use Packaging for Fruit and Vegetables Survey 2024 in the accompanying sheets, and where used should reference the EPA.

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Green Public Procurement Monitoring & Reporting by Government Departments

2022 reference year, April 2024

Year: 2024

This is the third report on GPP activity by Government Departments collating and analysing data for the year 2022. The report presents an overview of the process, monitoring and reporting requirements, data collected and a summary of the findings.

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Green Public Procurement Reporting by Government Departments

2022 Reference Year, April 2024

Year: 2024

This document presents the GPP returns submitted by each of the 18 Government Departments for reference year 2022.

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Guidance & Template for GPP Reporting by Government Departments

Reference year 2023, February 2024

Year: 2024

Guidance documents for Green Public Procurement for government departments

Closing the loop on construction Life Cycle Analysis

Closing the loop on construction Life Cycle Analysis – Project Report

Year: 2024

This Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) project reviewed and piloted options for construction industry to start their circularity journey.

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