Electric.ie Nov/Dec Edition

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 61 Students urged to champion recycling of batteries Schools and students across Ireland are being challenged to become battery recycling champions as part of a nationwide initiative which will also help children with life-limiting illnesses. The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition returns this year after a break over the pandemic, offering schools the chance to win one of six €2,000 sports equipment vouchers. Running from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023, it is open to all primary and secondary schools that collect at least 10 full 5kg battery boxes in WEEE Ireland Battery Recycling counties. The long running competition has a following of over 2,000 schools nationwide and encourages the involvement of teachers, families and wider communities to help students collect as many end-of-life batteries as possible. It also helps to raise funds and awareness for LauraLynn. When the competition last ran, schools across the country collectively diverted from landfill the equivalent of almost one million AA batteries. Every battery recycled with WEEE Ireland goes towards a donation fund for the charity. “Many still don’t realise that binning batteries leads to a loss of really valuable resources that are increasingly in short supply as well as causing harm to the environment,” said Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland. ROBUS: One of Ireland's Best Managed Companies 2022 ROBUS recently achieved a huge milestone as they were announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2022. This year they have also achieved Platinum Winner status. Achieving Platinum status is in recognition of ROBUS receiving the best managed company for 7 years now. This award is an excellent testament to the work that they put in day in and day out to keep improving and delivering on the vision to be their customers’ most trusted LED lighting brand. Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the programme compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies. Industry News Left to Right: Michael Moran, Jessica Jones, Robert Pickerill, Emma Carter, Valerie Carron, Maeve Moynihan, Mick G Slein, Claire Mahony, Stephen Harpur.