The Clean Technology Centre has been commissioned by the EPA to update its original 2009 Smart Garage Guide. CTC will consult with relevant stakeholders, including SIMI and audit several different garage types. Changes in legislation (WEEE, batteries, waste tyres etc.) will be reviewed and reflected in revised guidance. Improvements in technologies (e.g. energy efficient lighting) since the 2009 Guide will also be reflected in this review. These new audits will provide first-hand information about the impact of the original Smart Garages Guide project on current practices and procedures. An overview report on the surveillance audits will be compiled and any implications for the proposed revised guidance for the sector will be detailed. Waste characterisation surveys will also be conducted to note the current composition of waste streams and compared with the original surveys.

CTC will produce and distribute a new guide in the most appropriate format for the target group. It will be user-friendly, simple, and in the most effective format for the sector. It will reflect current legislation and the most important issues for the sector at this time.

Other possible suitable outlets might include posters, a social-media presence, a calendar and fact-sheets, in order to supplement the guide. All the materials will be widely communicated and distributed in Ireland.

If anybody would like to submit information/suggestions with regard to the guide, or so ask for information, please contact Colum Gibson at colum.gibson@ctc-cork.ieĀ 

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