Clare businesses go green at Kilrush seminar
Clare County Council, in conjunction with EPA Green Business and Kilrush Tidy Towns, hosted the 2018 Green Business Seminar at the recently opened DigiClare Kilrush Hub on Monday (18 June).
The purpose of the seminar was to help businesses reduce waste as well as reduce costs with a focus on business in Kilrush town.
Speaker at the seminar, James Hogan, EPA Green Businesses, said, “Businesses of all sizes can make significant cost savings by focusing on waste in their business.”
Mr. Hogan urged companies to try out the recently developed EPA Green Business SME Tool for Resource Efficiency (TREE) at www.greenbusiness.ie.
Speakers also included Terry Fox of Cup Print. Mr. Fox outlined eco cup solutions available to businesses in the hospitality sector, while Cillian Murphy of Kilkee Enterprise Development company outlined the steps businesses in Kilkee were taking to support the ‘Make Kilkee Plastic Free’ initiative. Nuala Mulqueeney of Ailwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and Orla Vaughan of Kilfenora Hostel discussed the application and benefits of the Geopark Code of Practice to the Burren Ecotourism Network. Sarah Broderick, Clean Technology Centre closed the seminar with a look at practical approaches to reducing food waste and cutting costs.
Karen Foley, Environmental Awareness Officer, Clare County Council, explained that the greening of businesses is “an integral part” of the Greener Clare programme, an environmental awareness initiative by Clare County Council and is “looking forward to supporting the greening of businesses in Kilrush town in conjunction with EPA Green Business and Kilrush Tidy Towns.”
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