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Melia Hotels commit to Eliminate Single Use Plastics in 2018

Meliá to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics in All Its Hotels in 2018 Source:  Green Lodging News –  July 2, 2018 PALMA, MALLORCA, SPAIN—Meliá Hotels International says it will eliminate single-use plastics in all its hotels in 2018. Gabriel Escarrer, the Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá, made the announcement during his speech at the Group’s General Shareholders’ […]

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Bord Bia confirm Consumers are concerned about Single Use Plastics

 The War on Single-Use Plastic Article Date: 22/06/2018  – Anna Ryan, Sustainability Development, Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board The topic of plastic waste has come to the forefront of the minds of both businesses and consumers. An estimated 50% of all plastic produced in used once and then disposed of. Research shows that should current habits […]

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Slice of sustainability – Galway Pizza Restaurant responds to consumers demands for compostable Single Use Disposables

GHP Comment:  A perfect example of a business listening to their customers and taking action – and by aligning their business with their customers desires, binding them as customers – this is not alone environmentally sustainable its financially sustainable – even if there is an extra cost for the service.  It is a pity that […]

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Supermac’s Joins the war against Single Use Plastics

Supermac’s goes green as new Glan agus Glas initiative rolls out across all outlets   Supermac’s is rolling out a new initiative across all of its outlets in an effort to become a ‘greener’ franchise.Five significant changes are being made in each fast food restaurant as part of the Glan agus Glas plan. Paper straws are being introduced to […]

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War Against Plastic – Update

GHP Comment:  Many tour operators and hotel companies are taking an active approach to minimising or eradicating plastic from their supply chain. The EU is preparing a draft directive that will take 8+ years to implement – with no doubt an extreme watering down of its proposals by vested interests.  The challenge is quite simple […]

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Sandymount Hotel is Europe’s Greenest Hotel – Again

25th World Travel Awards in Greece. Dublin’s Sandymount Hotel has retained its status as ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’, winning the award for a second year running.  The venue beat off competition from the likes of ICE Hotel in Sweden, Vila Vita Parc in Portugal and Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Cannes to take the title for the […]

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Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge Launched

Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge was recently launched at an event in Croke Park in Dublin. QMharc Gnó le Gaeilge is a new voluntary code of best practice, certified to ISO 9001:2008 by NSAI and developed by Foras na Gaeilge in conjunction with government and industry specification. The all-island Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge award system gives […]

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Irish scientists part of €9m project to investigate bee population decline

Irish scientists have been asked to contribute to an international investigation of the global decline of bee populations by identifying the particular causes of stress which are wiping out many species. Pollination experts from Trinity College Dublin will be playing a central role in the €9 million project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, by […]

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Repak Annual Report 2017

Repak, Ireland’s only government-approved recycling compliance scheme, has released its annual report, announcing that Ireland has surpassed all recycling and recovery targets in 2017 for the twentieth year in a row. In total, Repak funded the recovery and recycling of 817,888 tonnes of packaging waste in 2017, an increase of 23,040 tonnes from 2016 and […]

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Energy Price increases to come due to Government Policies

GHP.ie Comment:  There is much talk about the “fines” Ireland will pay as we fail to achieve our Climate Change targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050.  Both businesses and householders must stop thinking about this as some sort of national fine – any penalties Ireland has to pay will be paid by consumers in the […]

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