New Recycling List For Ireland
To keep up with international standards in recycling, Recycling Ireland have drawn up a new recycling list of the materials you can put in your household recycle bin. Please make sure items are clean, dry and placed loosely in the bin. If it’s not on the list, it’s not to go in the recycle bin!
THE volume of rigid plastic recycled by Irish householders everyday would fill the Aviva Stadium to its roof in just three years!
And Ireland’s three Regional Waste Management Offices (Connacht/Ulster, Eastern/Midlands, and Southern) believe the country has the capacity to recycle even more, benefiting the environment and preserving the earth’s depleting natural resources.
75,000 tonnes of rigid plastics is directed to recycling from Irish households each year by way of the global economy that produced it, thereby significantly reducing potential landfill waste here and preventing further extraction of the earth’s finite resources.
Declan Breen, Waste Prevention Officer with the EMWMO believes we can and should do better.
“Ireland is currently recycling just 35% of its plastic waste and we can definitely improve on this. By recycling better we will not only reduce the need for incineration and landfill, we will also reduce the need for additional raw material extraction as more material will be available for reprocessing and reuse.”
“Ireland’s Recycling List is simply paper, cardboard, rigid plastics, tins and cans. All recyclable material must be clean, dry and placed loosely in the bin,”
For more information visit the Recycling List Ireland website.