Category Archives: Environment

A different environment

Iain Greenway, Director of Historic Environment, discusses how a move into the Department for Communities has helped in the bid to create greater social and economic value from Northern Ireland’s heritage. Previously...

Self-sufficiency in waste management

In the last number of decades, the overarching policy framework for waste and resource management in Northern Ireland has largely been driven by developments at European Union level and most notably by...

Waste management

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published its annual report on Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste (LACMW) Statistics for 2016/17. LAC municipal waste data incorporates all...

Pumping millions, creating £billions

Every day, every aspect of business and domestic life in Northern Ireland depends on the services NI Water provides. Supplying millions of litres of clean fresh drinking water and safely managing wastewater...

NWP: showcasing effective recycling

Colm Warren, commercial director of Natural World Products (NWP), Ireland’s largest recycler of organics, talks to agendaNi about their circular economy approach and outlines how their product is being utilised across various...

Community engagement

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Planning Conference, Friends of the Earth Director James Orr explores effective community engagement for successful projects. Opening his presentation, Orr emphasises the legislative context within which Friends...

Feeding optimism

  Richard Halleron analyses the challenges facing the agri-food sector in 2017. Last year was a topsy-turvy one for local agriculture. The spectre of volatility put great pressure on farmgate prices, particularly...

The Food Heartland

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough has now firmly established itself as the Food Heartland of Northern Ireland. It is home to an abundance of passionate producers and quality creators, and during...