Cosmetics sector claims microbead ban ‘too broad’

Representatives of the cosmetics and detergent industries have claimed that proposals to ban plastic microbeads are too broad and would prevent them making products allowed in other EU countries.

Representatives of the cosmetics and detergent industries have claimed that proposals to ban plastic microbeads are too broad and would prevent them making products allowed in other EU countries.

Upgrades set to cut number of wind turbines

Ireland’s older wind farms are coming due for refurbishment, with advances in technology meaning fewer turbines are necessary and the number of windmills on land could shrink, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

Ireland's older wind farms are coming due for refurbishment, with advances in technology meaning fewer turbines are necessary and the number of windmills on land could shrink, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

‘Halve consumption of red meat and sugar to save the planet’

A “planetary health diet” requiring a massive shift from meat to vegetable consumption is needed to protect the well-being of future generations and the planet, according to a major international report.

A "planetary health diet" requiring a massive shift from meat to vegetable consumption is needed to protect the well-being of future generations and the planet, according to a major international report.

Emissions plan will achieve just 33pc of targets as Bruton demands changes

A draft plan outlining how Ireland will reduce emissions will have to be “significantly” altered and updated to reflect a growing level of ambition, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has said.

A draft plan outlining how Ireland will reduce emissions will have to be "significantly" altered and updated to reflect a growing level of ambition, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has said.