Much of the problem is that with Ireland’s ever-growing urban landscape, the bees no longer have enough area to nest, or sufficient food to eat. Much of the area available to them has heavy use of pesticides.
Why does this matter?
90% of the 369,000 flowering plant and crop species are dependent on insect pollination, with 35% being pollinated by bees. One honeybee can usually visit 50-1000 flowers in a trip – that’s about 10,000 flowers in a day! Many animal species depend on bees for their survival as their food sources including nuts, berries, seeds, and fruits would be unavailable without the Bee’s pollination. Along with making food for other organisms, pollination also allows floral growth which in turn provides homes for other animals such as insects and birds.
The team at Chris Mee Group recently took some time away from their desks to do some Guerrilla Gardening. We purchased packets of “Save the Bees” wildflower meadow mixed seeds from Future Orchard Cork. It’s really easy – you just scruff the ground, sprinkle the seeds and firm the soil with a footprint! Once in bloom, the brightly coloured annual and biennial flowers will attract butterflies, bees and other insects.
A new Microbeads Prohibition Bill is at committee stage in the Dáil, where the amendment will be debated. The bill will restrict the sale, supply, or manufacturing of products which rinse down the drain, such as shower gels and scrubs. While Ireland is not the first European country to ban these products, Ireland will be the first to include household cleaning items that can also be washed down the drain. Products that are made to be worn-on and not washed off are not affected by the Bill.
What are Microbeads?
Microbeads are tiny plastics usually between 0.0004-1.24 mm wide and are made from polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene.
Why are Microbeads bad?
Due to their minute size, once washed down your drain these micro sized plastic balls have the ability to pass through sewage treatment plants unfiltered and end up in fresh waters and oceans. This can prove hazardous for fish and animals who mistake the plastic for food and from there, the beads are integrated into the food chain.
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Today, the team from Chris Mee Group are attending and exhibiting at the 2019 IOSH Southern District Conference held at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.
The theme of the conference is “Navigating the road to safety“. The way that we work has changed drastically in the past decade due to technical advances. At today’s conference these changes, subsequent new challenges and the realities of current safety practices will be discussed.
Today’s conference is chaired by Herbert Mulligan, the Editor of Health and Safety Review magazine.
Established in 1995, The Southern District of IOSH Ireland Branch’s purpose is to provide a forum in the Southern region of Ireland for professionals working in all areas of health and safety and risk management to network and share ideas.
The Southern region of Ireland branch has a membership of over 400 professionals. They host many enjoyable events, both evening and half-day, for IOSH members throughout the year. They also run a number of site visits to different projects in the greater area for the benefit of their members.