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Irish consumers ahead of government’s recycling targets

Published on July 10, 2015 By administrator

Irish consumers are among the European Union’s (EU) best recyclers, according to Repak, the country’s voluntary initiative between industry and government. Speaking at Repak’s annual general meeting in Dublin this week Seamus Clancy, the group’s chief executive, said last year had been a “turning point” for the organization. Noting that overall recycling results of 71 [...]

The History Of Recycling

Published on July 1, 2015 By administrator

Despite common beliefs, the history of recycling goes a long way back. Recycling is not a new concept. The practice of recycling has been around for thousands of years. However, it has been affected predominantly by supply and demand, much as it is today. Historic Times Recycling has a history that dates back to the [...]

We Recycled 460 Tonnes of Electrical Waste

Published on June 29, 2015 By administrator

A massive 460 tonnes of electrical waste was collected in County Carlow for recycling during 2014, according to figures published last week by WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) Ireland. This means there was an average of 9 kg of electrical waste recycled per person in the county – more than double the EU target [...]