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Overall good levels of compliance at licensed industrial and waste sites. EPA continues to focus on a small number of problematic sites - Jul 18 2019, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today published its Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2018. The report gives details of compliance levels and enforcement activities across the 800+ licensed facilities in 2018. The EPA has also published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today.

New figures show that further measures will be needed to ensure that packaging recycling levels don’t stagnate - Jul 16 2019, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today published information about waste packaging management in 2017. The figures indicate that the generation of waste packaging - including glass, paper, plastics and wood – remained high in 2017. In addition, while recycling rates were high for some waste streams, including glass and wood, recycling levels have levelled off over the last number of years.

EPA Statement: ESB Lough Ree Power - Jul 11 2019, 5:49 PM
The EPA has today released the following statement regarding ESB Lough Ree Power.

High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses - Jul 10 2019, 10:12 AM
The EPA is hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain. The theme of this year’s event is Measuring What Matters, emphasising the importance of using data to direct effective actions. Ireland generates over 1m tonnes of food waste annually and will need to take a new perspective on the value of food as the country works towards meeting our EU and sustainable development commitments to halve food waste by 2030.