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Don’t be blaming the septic tanks, says Harkin
The most recent inspections of septic tanks by the Environmental Protection Agency had revealed that their threat to the country’s drinking water had been substantially exaggerated and paled in significance with the damage being caused by 38 of Ireland’s largest sewage discharge systems that failed to meet treatment standard.
Biodiversity plan to enhance Westmeath’s unique habitats
Councillors have adopted a biodiversity plan to protect and develop the county’s unique plant and animal life up to 2020. The Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 identifies the unique natural heritage that exists in the county, and sets out an ambitious framework to protect and enhance the wide range of habitats, plants, and animals in Westmeath.
Ballina holds on to ‘clean’ status in IBAL litter survey
The final 2014 litter survey for 2014 produced by the business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has seen Ballina retain its status as a clean town, but has seen it drop to 33rd position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities surveyed.
Repair Café comes to Athlone
The first Repair Café in the Midlands is taking place on Saturday November 22 in St.Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone from 2-5pm.
Cllr Keogh welcomes dog litter bins in the Monksland area
Local councillor John Keogh has welcomed new dog litter bins in the Monksland/Bealnamullia areas of Athlone. “I’m pleased to see that dog litter bins have been put up. I have been a long time trying to prevail on Roscommon County Council to put these up, thankfully it has now happened. Dog foul is extremely dangerous to young children and can cause a host of medical complaints... I hope that the erection of the dog litter bins will now encourage owners to clean up after their dogs,” he said.
Stop food waste and save €60 a month
Westmeath County Council is challenging Westmeath householders to reduce their food waste by a quarter under the Stop Food Waste Challenge.
WEEE events in Galway this month
WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding a series of WEEE collection events throughout Galway. These collection days, supported by Galway County Council, will allow people from towns and villages across the county to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Reducing food waste could save €60 a month
Householders who reduce their food waste by 25 per cent could save as much as €60 a month on their bills.
NUI Galway and Met Éireann are Europe’s eyes for ozone recovery
This week marks the 25th UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol which brought about a global initiative to ban Ozone Depleting Substances. Two Irish scientific atmospheric monitoring stations have played a significant role assessing the planet’s success in saving the ozone layer.