NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE
Pleae enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter
:
 
    Latest newsletter

   BENCHMARK CALCULATOR
Would you like to see how your property is performing compared to Irish and international benchmarks? Do you know what are the potential savings that could be achieved?

Find out here

   GENERAL EVENTS
2015 GHP Responsible Travel & Tourism Conference
Thursday, 15th October 2015 - The Marker Hotel, Dublin
read more ...
Resource Efficiency and Eco-certification Training Courses
Locations/dates TBC
read more ...
Upskilling - 1 day course - Certified Members
We will run a course where demand is indicated
read more ...
    Read all  |  Archive
Ireland reviews waste management policy

Source: www.edie.net

A tax escalator which would see gate fees on materials going to landfill rise year on year could be the single most effective mechanism to cut waste in Ireland.

This was the conclusion of a review of waste management policy commissioned by the Irish Government.

The report was compiled by an international team led by Bristol-based consultants Eunomia and examines all aspects of waste management policy, from prevention and minimisation to the management of residual waste.

Speaking at its launch, Environment Minister John Gormley said: "I was determined that our review of waste management should be a root and branch one, and it is. The Eunomia report provides a blueprint for change.

"Changing the way we collect and treat our waste will benefit not just our environment, but also our economy. It will create jobs in new waste industries.

"It will enhance competitiveness of the wider economy as a whole. It will drive innovation which in turn will drive job creation."

The Minister also announced increases to the landfill levy to drive waste from landfill in order to meet challenging EU targets, the first of which occurs in 2010.

The levy will increase to €30 per tonne by 2010, to €50 in 2011 and to €75 in 2012.

"Earlier this year the Government also decided to introduce an incineration levy.

"While the actual rate of the levy will need to relate to the rates of landfill levy which I have just announced I do envisage that the incineration levy will be in the range of €20 to €38 per tonne" said the Minister.

Industry has given a cautious welcome to the plans, with Ireland's largest recycler Greyhound Recycling & Recovery saying a landfill escalator is a good start, but the initial fee has been pitched too low to be immediately effective.

Greyhound boss Brian Buckley said the levy should increase to €40 per ton next year, as recommended in the Eunomia report.

"While any increase in the levy is welcome, the increase of €10 per ton for 2010 will not deter businesses and households from using landfill as a solution to the waste they generate," said Mr Buckley.

"companies like Greyhound Recycling have infrastructure in place to manage the tonnage generated which should be diverted from landfill, and this infrastructure will not add additional costs to waste producers.

"If people are not forced financially to change habits to comply with the EU Landfill Directive, why will change occur?"






   LOGIN TO MEMBERS SECTION
:
:
 
Forgot password?  

   NEWS
Sandymount Hotel wins a 2015 Pakman Award
read more ...
Wholesale gas prices decline 13% in a year
read more ...
Green roofs will become mandatory for commercial buildings
read more ...
Marriott International making big gains in corporate responsibility
read more ...
IHI Environmental Manager of the Year 2015
Apply Now - closing date - Monday 19th October
read more ...
Ibec Environment Awards 2015/16 *call for entries*
read more ...
UK AA Hospitality Awards 2015-2016 - Eco Hotel and Group
read more ...
How going green helps companies make money
read more ...
Ibec Environment Awards 2015/2016
read more ...
read more ...
Beware False Gifts......Further Update
The light bulb con - have you fallen for it?
read more ...
SFA 2016 Awards Announced - €50,000 package for all Finalists
read more ...
2015 REPAK Pakman Awards
Sandymount Hotel - Shortlisted
read more ...
New website for corporate responsibility
read more ...
2015 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards announced
read more ...
Towns clean up their act on litter issue
read more ...
Energy bills could soar as ESB and EirGrid ask for billions
read more ...
Starwood Unveils Water Story: Thinking Beyond Conservation
read more ...
Hotel identified as Legionella outbreak source that kills 12 in New York
read more ...
Sustainability is the Core of an Authentic Hospitality Experience
read more ...
Ecolab Releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report
read more ...
Booking.com survey shows trend moving towards sustainable travel
read more ...
Making the world a better place makes business sense
read more ...
Leading restaurateurs use more local food suppliers
read more ...
Energy Management - Refrigerators and Freezers
read more ...
Sustainable travel in the Burren
read more ...
Burren maintains its leading destination status
read more ...
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Releases CSR Report
read more ...
Burren Food Trail wins EDEN Award
read more ...
Blue Flag Beaches Awarded 2015
read more ...
New Mandatory Energy Auditing Scheme for large enterprises - is this you?
read more ...
Maritime Hotels Ocean Restaurant wins Irish Restaurant Award for Eco
read more ...
Taking the great leap forward on climate change
Thought Piece - Eamon Ryan, Green Party - Irish Times
read more ...
Paying the right price for energy
Thought Piece - JOHN FITZGERALD, Irish Times, 19/5/2015
read more ...
EDEN 2015 - Finalists announced
Best Use of Food
read more ...
Irish Country Hotels commit to Buying Local
read more ...
Top Green Hotels in the World Announced
read more ...
Accor marks advances in sustainable development
read more ...
Hotel Doolin wins at Green Awards 2015
read more ...
2015 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition takes off
read more ...
Marriott Announces Water Conservation Results
read more ...
Hotel Association of Canada Survey shows 47% of business travellers see eco-certification as very important
read more ...
TripAdvisor Effect’ Improves Hotels RevPar
read more ...
European Green Leaf Award launched for smaller cities
read more ...
Fáilte Ireland Launches Seventh EDEN Competition with Tourism and Local Gastronomy as This Year’s Theme
read more ...
Sustainable Tourism and CSR Highlights at ITB 2015 Berlin
read more ...
Is it Time to Stop Using Cleaning Chemicals?
read more ...
2015 Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were launched on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 in Dublin Castle.
read more ...
Xavier Font on How to Communicate Sustainable Tourism
read more ...
TripAdvisor Green Leaders – Blessing or Curse?
read more ...
GHP talks about Resource Efficiency to Northern Ireland businesses
read more ...
Read all  |  Archive    
 
     
   

 Media Partner