What is Earth Overshoot Day?
Today, 2nd August 2017, marks Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what the earth can regenerate over the entire year. This means that the earth has now used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017. This is the earliest date that the event has ever landed. As you can see from the below graph this date has been moving steadily forward since 1971. In just under 50 years earth overshoot day has jumped from December 21 to August 2nd. Continue reading “Earth Overshoot Day: What is it & How can you help?”
Facebook Small Business Council
Hi, I’m Sarah, Obeo’s new social media intern. I arrived just in time to participate in the Facebook small business council, the first of its kind in Ireland. The initiative has been in place in the US for a couple of years now and has been a huge success to date. Being a start-up we were delighted to have been selected to be part of the Irish panel alongside some other amazing Irish companies. Continue reading “Flying the Obeo Flag at Facebook HQ”
New Bin Charging Structure
It was confirmed today that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government. The new arrangement gives waste collectors with the ability to continue to provide, or introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers and abolishes the mandatory Pay-By-Weight structure introduced by the government last year.
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Sunday Times Feature
We were delighted to open up The Times on a damp Sunday morning to find our own faces looking back at us from an amazingly generous spread.
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When we received our round of investment to expand our product range and to begin entering the UK market, we received a lot of attention from the business world, here bizplus.ie wrote about our business.
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Obeo end the ‘yuck’ factor
Silicon Republic keep a key eye on the development of startups in Ireland and were quick to pick up on the story of our investment here. Have a read on their website. Continue reading “Obeo on Silicon Republic 21/06/2016”
Liz on ‘Morning Ireland’ RTE Radio One
Obeo CEO Liz was on RTE Radio One’s ‘Morning Ireland’ discussing our latest round of funding and also the topical issue of pay-by-weight bin charges which had been causing much controversy in Ireland.
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Liz on The Sunday Business Show, Today FM
We’ve been guest on The Sunday Business Show a couple of times now, so much so that we have officially been added to “Team SBS” according to the show’s host Conall O’ Morain. Listen back to this appearance on 19/06/2016 as a podcast on Today FM. Continue reading “Liz on The Sunday Business Show, Today FM”
Obeo in The Irish Examiner
It was big news that we secured funding to expand our business and Trish Dromey of gthe Irish Examiner didn’t miss a beat. You can read all the details of our funding round in this article. Continue reading “Obeo in The Irish Examiner 20/06/2016”
Obeo in The Irish Times
The lovely Una Mullally was very kind and included is an article about startups that are making the most of the food waste problem the world is facing. In it she profiles us and also food rescue company Foodcloud
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