Guidance for the Transportation and Temporary Storage of Metallic Mercury Waste

Year: 2021

This guidance relates specifically to metallic mercury and not to mercury compounds or mixtures.

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Understanding the risk posed by PFAS, May 2021

Year: 2021

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The Changing Nature of Fire-Fighting Foams - Guidance Booklet

Understanding the risk posed by PFAS, May 2021

Year: 2021

Fires present risk to life and damage to property and the control of fires is typically achieved through the use of an extinguishing agent to remove heat or oxygen, or both, from the fire triangle: fuel, heat, oxygen. Water is the most commonly used agent, but other materials which “smother” the fire are also employed (e.g. inerting gases or the application of foam).

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Monitoring for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at fire training sites

Year: 2021

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals widely used in industrial and consumer products due to their water and oil resistance, chemical and heat stability, friction reduction and surfactant properties. They can be found in many everyday products, including outdoor clothing and also in fire-fighting foams but can have harmful effects on human health and the environment.

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PCB's in Open Applications in Ireland

Year: 2021

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of chemicals mainly produced during the 1900s, with potentially serious health and environmental effects.

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Persistent Organic Pollutants, Landfill Leachate Sampling Study

Year: 2021

Numerous hazardous substances have been detected in landfill leachate including certain persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which can pose a serious risk to human health and the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commissioned a study to investigate landfill leachate for a range of POPs and other hazardous chemicals and to assess the disposal routes and management of the leachate.

Determining Historic and Current PFAS Levels in AFFF in the Republic of Ireland.

PFAS in fire-fighting foam, February 2021

Year: 2021

A desktop study and survey of users of PFAS-containing fire-fighting foams highlighting the potential risks to human health and the environment via their disposal and use.

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National Waste Statistics Summary Report for 2018

Year: 2020

This report summarises EPA data on waste generation and management in Ireland in 2018. It highlights key trends and progress towards EU targets and identifies where further measures are needed to improve Ireland’s recycling rates. The report builds on information available on the EPA Waste Statistics webpages: www.epa.ie/nationalwastestatistics/

Resource Efficiency Case Studies

Resource Efficiency Case Studies, December 2019

Year: 2019

Resource Efficiency Case Studies

corporate compliance

Guidance documents for waste statistics reporting

Year: 2019

For additional information, please see documents below.

Organising a Resource Efficiency Programme

Year: 2019

Organising a Resource Efficiency Programme

Resource Efficiency for the Retail Sector

Year: 2019

Resource Efficiency for the Retail Sector

Resource Efficiency in the Irish Print and Packaging Sector

Year: 2019

Resource Efficiency in the Irish Print and Packaging Sector

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