In stark contrast to many other areas, the waste sector could soon be enjoying a surge in employment opportunities.
Instead of just pouring the black stuff pubs are being helped to consider green stuff by the Irish government.
Ghent has declared a weekly 'veggie day' when a meatless diet will be encouraged in an effort to reduce the city's carbon emissions.
A London borough has doubled its recycling and is now sending only slightly more than half of all its domestic waste to landfill.
The Irish government has announced a list of priority areas to receive funding for research and development - and environmental industries are set to do well out of the deal.
Federal funding to improve energy efficiency in commercial property spells good news for the Australian green building sector.
A stretch of river in Northern Ireland received a makeover at the weekend with scouts, canoeists and the general public teaming up to tidy up rubbish littering the banks and raise awareness of the need to look after our natural resources.
News in brief
The Government has announced plans to regenerate inner city areas through sustainable transport initiatives.
As the construction sector suffers from recession land remediation is feeling the pinch.
Power bills might be coming down at the moment but the smart business knows it won't last and those looking for long-term solutions for energy reduction could find them at Sustainabilitylive!
The chief executive of a leading consultancy has told edie that the quest for zero carbon buildings is good for political grandstanding and headlines - but little else.
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