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Transport emissions result in an exceedance of an EU limit for air pollution in Dublin - Sep 25 2020, 12:02 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual Air Quality Report 2019, coinciding with World Lung Day. The report shows that, while air quality in Ireland is generally good and compares favourably with many of our European neighbours, there are worrying localised issues.

New Director Joins EPA Board - Sep 16 2020, 3:23 PM
The EPA is pleased to welcome Dr Ciara McMahon onto the EPA Board. Dr McMahon took up her new position as Director on 15th September 2020.

High Consumption and throwaway culture must be tackled by business, policymakers and people, says EPA - Sep 16 2020, 11:00 AM
Levels of municipal waste generation in Ireland continue to be closely linked to high consumption levels, as well as a single-use and throwaway culture, according to the EPA's National Waste Statistics Report for 2018, which includes the most recent official data on waste generation and management in Ireland.

Fostering a circular economy is critically important in terms of Ireland’s green recovery, says EPA - Aug 21 2020, 11:00 AM
The EPA today released the 2019 Annual Report on the National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) – a Government of Ireland initiative led by the EPA. The report highlights the activities carried out during 2019 to support and promote Ireland’s transition to a circular economy.

Ireland’s packaging recycling rates going in wrong direction says EPA - Jul 31 2020, 12:01 AM
The EPA has today published its latest figures on waste packaging in Ireland. They indicate that Ireland continues to generate significant amounts of waste packaging, amounting to just over 1 million tonnes in 2018 remaining unchanged since 2017.