Irish start-up FoodCloud was celebrating last week
after winning a €24,000 prize, a Virgin Media Business
broadband package, mentoring and brand support in
the finals of the Virgin Media Business VOOM
Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney is
“not happy” with waste collector Greyhound after
the company moved
to automatically transfer customers to pay-by-weight
bin charges unless they actively opt out.
The 250,000 customers of waste collector Greyhound,
will be automatically transferred to pay-by-weight
bin charges on July 1st unless they actively opt
to remain on their current price plans, it has emerged.
UK adults will use nearly 7.7 billion single use
plastic water bottles this year, adding to the rising
tide of plastic pollution, according to new OnePoll
research on behalf of water filter experts BRITA.
IWMA members have agreed a number
of measures which will alleviate consumer
concerns regarding pricing and will also alleviate
the impact on households where there is a health
issue that requires the use of non-infancy incontinence
It is an old cliché - where there’s muck there’s
brass. The privatisation of household waste-collection
in the last decade helped to develop an industry
that - across all its sectors - now turns over more
than €645 million a year and employs 4,200 people.
The head of Cork County Council’s environment directorate
is to recommend that a lease be given to waste management
company Indaver to bury ash from its proposed incinerator
in Cork harbour at a local landfill.