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48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

    48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

97% of UK and Irish industrial organisations have named reducing their carbon footprint as a priority, with 3 in 10 businesses (27%) claiming it to be the top priority this

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Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

    Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped Made Smarter’s trailblazing technology adoption programme mark its third anniversary by reaching a major milestone. Three years

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New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and costs for industry

    New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and  costs for industry

The UK Government-funded BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has released the results from the initial phases of the programme, which suggest that from the 16 innovation demonstration cross-sector projects

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Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

    Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum established to influence public policy, has hosted its inaugural virtual meeting, to advance a greener and healthier living environment in Ireland’s homes. Founded with

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Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

    Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

Iarnród Éireann has launch its new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy. Prepared during the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021, which targets rail freight development across the EU amongst its

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Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

    Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, has announced a major £11 million investment over the next five years in its manufacturing sites in Great Britain,

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EPA and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to support STEM skills development

    EPA and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to support STEM skills development

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Engineers Ireland have launched a new partnership to foster STEM skills development in Ireland. The strategic partnership between Ireland’s independent public body responsible for

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Ambitious growth plans at Novum

    Ambitious growth plans at Novum

Supermarket freezer specialist Novum has opened its new extended LEAP™ manufacturing facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. The extended facility of 100,000 sq. ft. will enable the company to double its manufacturing

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months, The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition will

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New European fund to scale up timber construction

    New European fund to scale up timber construction

A network of pioneering developers, designers, investors and insurers have launched a multi-million euro fund to scale up timber construction. Engineers Arup, modular housebuilder BoKlok, Lendlease and sustainable architects Bennetts Associates

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Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has launched call 4 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The aim of the fund is to encourage collaborations between industry and the research sector on

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Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

    Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

With a view to creating the first green hydrogen supply to a brewery, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, the UK arm of global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Protium, the leading UK-based

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Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

    Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

The Government has announced significant new investment in the next phase of research at the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC). The DPTC, which is hosted by the University of Limerick,

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World’s first AI platform to enable businesses combat climate change challenges

    World’s first AI platform to enable businesses combat climate change challenges

Future Planet, an Irish-developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) based sustainability transformation platform that is a world first in enabling businesses to map and deliver their sustainability ambitions, has been launched. Created by

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Johnson & Johnson moves to 100% renewable electricity across Irish operations

    Johnson & Johnson moves to 100% renewable electricity across Irish operations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has entered into a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) in Ireland[i]. The eight-year commercial agreement, allied with Johnson & Johnson’s recent execution of three separate virtual

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to improve their sustainability efforts, two thirds (66%) are doubtful they could reach

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months the organisers of The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina, Co Mayo and Waterford. The new rail service began weekly operations on September 29th and

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85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

    85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, reveals that 85% of businesses plan to increase their investment in digital transformation over the next three years in

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

    Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares

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Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

    Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

Britvic Ireland, the largest soft drinks manufacturer in the Republic of Ireland, has been awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021, joining a committed group of leading food and drink

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Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

    Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

The Chair of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC), Dr Frances Ruane, has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2021 report. The Competitiveness Challenge 2021 notes that despite positive forecasts, considerable uncertainty remains with regards

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Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

    Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

Amazon has announced plans to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland, creating 500 new permanent jobs to help meet customer demand. The state-of-the-art fulfilment centre, which will

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Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

    Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

Work has commenced on the E3 Learning Foundry, a state-of-the-art building situated at the eastern end of the Trinity College

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Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

    Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

Britvic, which is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of

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TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

    TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

A few years ago, images of dead seagulls with their bellies full of plastic particles traveled around the world. The

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Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

    Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Limerick and Teagasc will facilitate two leading dairy research centres –

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Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

    Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

Mondelēz UK has announced a move to recyclable packaging for its cheese brands, Dairylea, the number one[1] processed cheese brand in

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Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

    Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

High-quality zero carbon ready homes using sustainable building methods are among the goals of an industry-wide delivery plan for the next 30

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Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

    Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler AS,

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If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

    If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

One in five UK consumers (21%) have consciously stopped buying a particular brand or product because of concerns over its

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New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

    New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch

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PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

    PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

This year’s PPMA Show will go ahead at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 28-30 September 2021. This will be

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Glanbia Ireland commits to 30% absolute reduction in carbon emissions from processing sites

    Glanbia Ireland commits to 30% absolute reduction in carbon emissions from processing sites

Following over a year of intensive planning, Glanbia Ireland has pledged to achieve a 30% absolute reduction in carbon emissions

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Verde Energy Group announces €20 million “Green Fund”

    Verde Energy Group announces €20 million “Green Fund”

Verde Energy Group is pleased to announce details of a €20 million “Green Fund” they have put in place to

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Smart building budget shortfalls put sustainability at risk in the UK

    Smart building budget shortfalls put sustainability at risk in the UK

Building decision-makers list budget constraints and buy-in from senior leadership as the two biggest barriers to their adoption of smart

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Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

    Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

Britvic-owned Irish water brand, Ballygowan Mineral Water, is moving to 100% recycled plastic bottles after the company invested €2 million

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Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

    Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

Irish manufacturing and exporting companies have an important role to play in reducing emissions and building a more sustainable future

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Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

    Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

A new brick producing a tenth of the carbon emissions of a traditional one is poised to go into commercial

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British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

    British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

Vertical Future, a high-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), is implementing its ‘Container Lab’ solutions across urban farming business,

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Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

    Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity,[1] IGD has launched a

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Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

    Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, Europe’s leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has today announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue,

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Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

    Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

Faced with advancing climate change, new regulations and possible financial penalties, companies around the world are tackling head-on, the challenge

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75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

    75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

Irish food SMEs are optimistic about their growth prospects, according to new research by Love Irish Food and PwC, which found

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RIAI launches Sustainable Design Pathways Guide to prioritise sustainability in the built environment

    RIAI launches Sustainable Design Pathways Guide to prioritise sustainability in the built environment

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has published a guide for architects to integrate sustainability in their projects and

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€95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has announced that 29 exciting new projects have succeeded in securing funding under the third round of

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New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

    New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

The Irish Government has launched the Climate Enterprise Action Fund with an initial allocation of €10 million. The Fund, which

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The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

    The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

Leading distiller Diageo has collaborated in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced

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Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

    Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

The Sustainability Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 29th. The event is the latest in the Online 365

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Lidl Ireland & NI launch first island-wide supermarket circular economy strategy

    Lidl Ireland & NI launch first island-wide supermarket circular economy strategy

Headquartered in Tallaght, County Dublin, Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland is set to become the first large nationwide supermarket to

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Future of Food Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – March 18th

    Future of Food Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – March 18th

The Future of Food Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, March 18th. The event is the latest in the

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Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

    Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

Welsh food and drink companies are being offered funded support to help improve their sustainability. Eligible companies can receive assistance

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€2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

    €2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a €2.9 million Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Grant scheme to support the purchase of up

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Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

    Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range

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Britvic recognised as one of top global companies working with suppliers to tackle climate change

    Britvic recognised as one of top global companies working with suppliers to tackle climate change

Britvic has been recognised for the actions it is taking to understand and tackle climate change, work that has seen

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Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

    Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, the leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has announced the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging solutions business,

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Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

    Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by

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Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

    Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on

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