Latest Waste and resource management reports

in: Research EPA Research Reports
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Research 190: Biopolymer Production from Irish Dairy Industry Wastewaters

Authors: Anca Minescu, David Wall, Jerry Murphy, Alan Dobson and Niall O’ Leary, October 2016

Year: 2016

This report examines issues surrounding non-sustainable plastic production, use and disposal and highlights the challenges associated with limited commercial uptake of wholly biodegradable polymers.

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Research Report 186: The Development of a Model to Ascertain Future Levels of Historic WEEE Arising (Historic WEEE)

Authors: Michael Johnson and Colin Fitzpatrick, August 2016

Year: 2016

Using a range of data sources including census data, historical WEEE audits and comprehensive sampling this project employed material flow analysis and statistical methods (Weibull Probability Density Function) to estimate future return rates of historical WEEE.

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Research Report 173 - The Characterisation of Dairy Waste and the Potential of Whey for Industrial Fermentation

Authors: Michael P. Ryan and Gary Walsh, July 2016

Year: 2016

Research Report 173 detailing The Characterisation of Dairy Waste and the Potential of Whey for Industrial Fermentation

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Research 160 - Investigation of Novel Technologies and New Procedures for Environmental Enforcement

Year: 2015

This project identifies novel technologies for environmental enforcement to support local authorities.

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Research 146 Design out Waste Factsheets

Year: 2015

This study has moved the focus towards the top of the waste hierarchy by investigating the implementation of waste reduction strategies during the design and construction phases of two selected case studies, through a close collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects and John Sisk & Son.

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Research 146 - A Review of Design and Construction Waste Management Practices in Selected Case Studies – Lessons Learned

Year: 2015

This study has moved the focus towards the top of the waste hierarchy by investigating the implementation of waste reduction strategies during the design and construction phases of two selected case studies, through a close collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects and John Sisk & Son.

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Research 128: Roadmap for a National Resource Efficiency Plan for Ireland

Authors: Tadhg Coakley, Dermot Cunningham & Caroline Kelly, September 2014

Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to assess the current situation in Ireland and elsewhere with regard to resource efficiency and to recommend how, by the development of a roadmap, Irish performance could be improved.

STRIVE 122 - Summary of Findings

STRIVE 122 - Dr Lisa O'Donoghue, February 2014

Year: 2014

This project looks at new methods to safely and cheaply recycle LCD screens.

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STRIVE 122 - State-of-the-Art Recycling Technology for Liquid Crystal Displays

STRIVE 122 - Dr Lisa O'Donoghue, February 2014

Year: 2014

This project looks at new methods to safely and cheaply recycle LCD screens

STRIVE 110

STRIVE 110 - Summary of Findings

Summary of STRIVE 110 - 'RE-Evaluate - Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Evaluation and Mainstreaming)', January 2014

Year: 2014

Summary of findings for STRIVE 110 - 'RE-Evaluate - Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Evaluation and Mainstreaming)'

STRIVE 110

STRIVE 110: RE-Evaluate - Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Evaluation and Mainstreaming)

STRIVE 110: Maurice O'Connell and Colin Fitzpatrick, January 2014

Year: 2014

Reuse is considered as a potential building block towards achieving more sustainable consumption of electrical and electronic equipment, covering environmental, economic and social dimensions.

STRIVE 101

STRIVE 101 - Summary of Findings

STRIVE 101 - Summary of Findings: Flow Photochemistry – A GREEN technology with a bright future , December 2013

Year: 2013

Currently, for every 1kg of active pharmaceutical product produced between 25 and 100kg of waste is generated. This project looks at new technologies that reduce water and energy requirements, offering cost savings and improved product yield, with less waste gnerated.

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Small Scale Study: Guidance on the beneficial use of dredging material

Dr Joseph Harrington & Gary Smith, November 2013

Year: 2013

This report provides guidance on the beneficial use of dredge material in Ireland. It provides information on dredge material characterisation, best international practice in dredge material management, a summary of current practice in Ireland and guidance on the relevant governing legislation.

Summary of findings: STRIVE 107 - Biodegradable Plastic from Farm-waste Plastic

Year: 2013

This summary report highlights the achievments of this project, which demonstrated the development of a technology for the conversion of post-consumer (farm) plastic into a biodegradable plastic.

STRIVE 107

Resource-efficient Ireland – Biodegradable Plastic from Farm-waste Plastic

Year: 2013

This project looks at upcycling waste plastic from Irish farms to a more valuable biodegradable form of plastic.

STRIVE 101

STRIVE 101 - Flow Technology – A green technology with a bright future

STRIVE Report 101: Kieran Nolan, Alexander Yavorskyy, Michael Oelgemöller, Oksana Shvydkiv, July 2013

Year: 2013

Currently, for every 1kg of active pharmaceutical product produced between 25 and 100kg of waste is generated. This project looks at new technologies that reduce water and energy requirements, offering cost savings and improved product yield, with less waste gnerated.

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Summary of Findings - Spent Mushroom Compost Management and Options for Use

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 74, January 2012

Year: 2012

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 74

strive 74

Spent Mushroom Compost Management and Options for Use

Final Report for the STRIVE-funded project: 2007-FS-WRM-12-S5, January 2012

Year: 2012

STRIVE Report 74 - Siobhán N. Jordan, Laura B. Holland and Suzanne U. Linnane

EPA-STRIVE

EPA-STRIVE Sustainable Environment Research in Ireland 2007-2011

Author: Shane Colgan, EPA, January 2012

Year: 2012

List of Sustainable Environment Projects funded by EPA Research Programme since 2007.

Summary of Findings - Hemp Lime Bio-composite as a Building Material in Irish Construction.

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 97, January 2012

Year: 2012

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 97

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