Other Resource Efficiency Programmes

networkThere are many other resource efficiency programmes in Ireland, on several themes.

Most of these programmes are also supported by the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme.

Several come under the BeGreen Umbrella of the EPA.

LAPN regularly engages with these programmes, to achieve a more holistic approach to waste prevention.

These programmes include:

NWPP Green Business Programmes

Greenbusiness.ie is the flagship project of the NWPP Green Business Initiative, providing free and confidential resource efficiency support for SMEs in Ireland. More information here.

The Green Hospitality Programme is a very successful award scheme for the hospitality sector. More information here.

The Green Healthcare Programme aims to improve resource efficiency in Irish hospitals and has carried out more than 100 waste surveys in 30 facilities nationwide. More information here.

SMILE Resource Exchange facilitates the exchange of resources between its members, to prevent waste and save money. More information here.

GreenYourFestival is a spin-off of the LAPN whereby local authorities support events, festivals and locations to become more environmentally friendly. More information here.

Smarter Farming Programe is a relatively recent programme to help expand the green business initiative into the farming sector. More information here.

The Green Enterprise Programme has been providing grant aid to Irish companies to become more resource efficient since 2001. More information here.


Other NWPP Resource Efficiency Programmes

Stop Food Waste is a very high profile programme, with which LAPN closely engages, to promote food waste prevention and home composting in Ireland. More information here.

Packaging Waste Prevention Programme provides practical assistance to Irish businesses to reduce the amount of packaging waste they produce. More information here.

Community Reuse Network acts as an umbrella for the many community based organisations engages in re-use activities in Ireland. More information here.

Greening Communities Programme was set up to encourage the growth of greening communities in Ireland. More information here.

Green Home Programme aims to provide participants (householders) with practical tips and information on ways to save money on household bills and reduce their environmental impact. More information here.


Other Irish Resource Efficiency Programmes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) was established as Ireland’s national energy authority in 2002 and supports many Irish stakeholders in the move to transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. More information here.

Origin Green is an ongoing voluntary sustainability development programme by Bord Bia that aims to demonstrate the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers to operating sustainably. More information here.

Enterprise Ireland. As part of helping clients achieve improved export growth, the Enterprise Ireland Environment and Green Technology team helps client companies to incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their businesses. More information here.

Several other agencies and bodies support resource efficiency in Ireland in many different spheres, including:

  • Forfas/Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation (Green Economy Programme) MORE
  • IDA Ireland (Clean Technology supports etc.) MORE
  • freetradeireland.ie – Online Reuse Service MORE
  • Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) (Green Seafood Programme etc.) MORE
  • rx3 (Technical, economic and communication support for recycling) MORE
  • An Taisce (Green Schools, Green Campus programmes) MORE
  • Crosscare (MORE) and Bia (MORE) Foodbanks