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Monasterboice Hotel invests in Energy Efficiency with EXEED

The Monasterboice Inn completes a major energy efficient renovation project using SEAI EXEED system   The Monasterboice Inn has recently extended its premises by 25%, while at the same time reducing energy costs with support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The Inn is located north of Drogheda on the main Dublin Belfast route. […]

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Halogen Light bulbs banned

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009. 1st September 2018 Image: Shutterstock HALOGEN LIGHTS WILL be switched off across Europe from today after an EU-approved phase-out of the bulbs commenced at midnight. From today, non-directional mains-voltage […]

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US National Restaurant Association – The State of Restaurant Sustainability 2018

The National Restaurant Assn. (NRA) just released “The State of Restaurant Sustainability 2018.” For its report, the NRA surveyed 500 restaurant owners and operators about their environmental efforts and sustainability opportunities and challenges within their operations. More than 1,000 consumers also were surveyed about the best methods for restaurants to promote sustainability practices to customers. […]

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Chambers Ireland 2018 CSR Awards Shortlist – No Hospitality Businesses!

CSR Projects Shortlist Champion Diversity & Inclusion Jul 23, 2018 CSR Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced Today  Chambers Ireland today (23 July 2018) officially announced the shortlist for the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Over eighty shortlisted projects across the fourteen award categories are a showcase of the practical innovation of CSR activities conducive to positive […]

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Wild Atlantic Way Litter Problem

Fáilte Ireland to tackle Wild Atlantic Way litter black spots Tourism body Fáilte Ireland is to evaluate parts of the Wild Atlantic Way in light of litter at “pinch points” along the route which runs along the west coast.The move is in response to an Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey highlighting litter black spots, some of which are […]

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Hive Mind – Bee Hives and Honey for Restaurants

Irish farmer and top restaurant team up for beekeeping project In Myrtleville, Co Cork, Mark Riordan has come up with a novel way of operating the beehives that he keeps on his family farm. Mark’s background is in tech, but as part of a master’s degree in organic horticulture at UCC, he wrote a thesis […]

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Sustainability as a modern pillar of branding and marketing: Part 1

01/08/2018Larry MogelonskyInsights With weird weather becoming the new normal, environmental activism has shed its hippie roots and become vitally mainstream. Consumers all over the world are waking up to the power they have to help reverse climate change by voting with their wallets – buying goods with smaller carbon footprints and, for our intents and […]

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Microplastics in Irish Produced Food?

GHP Comment:  And there I was thinking that the issue of microplastics in the human food chain were mainly in developing economies where there is little or no recycling.  Given the scale of recycling in Ireland one could assume, as I did, that whilst we produce/use a lot of single use plastics, their negative impact […]

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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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