Ryans Cleaning’s Biggest Challenge In 30 Years

The Papal Visit last weekend combined with a whole programme of other events was the biggest challenge ever faced by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning were engaged to clean the Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the visit the weekend. They did this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of bring centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits. Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a […]

Over the last 3 years Ireland has recycled enough plastic to fill the Aviva Stadium – but this is just 35% of the country’s total plastic waste – SRWMO

Ireland’s Waste Management Offices advise householders on recycling best practice.  Dr Stephen Kinsella explains that just as plastic is produced by a global economy so too is it recycled. 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 […]

More Than 1,000 Tonnes Of Easter Egg Packaging Destined For Irish Household Recycling Bins

Cardboard boxes and hard plastic covers from Easter eggs make Recycling Ireland List  Foil and sweet wrappers don’t make the list, and must go in the general waste bin. More than 1,000 tonnes of recyclable material will be left over when Irish consumers have munched through an estimated 17 and a half million* chocolate eggs […]

VOICE and REPAK launch Community Grant to support Recycling Ambassador Programme

A new grant has been rolled out to help dislodge any remaining confusion about what goes in our recycling bins and will support local communities to do their part in meeting our national recycling responsibilities. The grant scheme is part of a campaign to re-engage the public in recycling and will be run by VOICE […]

Repak reveals Irish shoppers attitude to recycling at Christmas

Ireland expected to generate 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste is the equivalent to the combined packaging waste of 176,000 people, or the volume of packaging waste that both the cities of Galway and Limerick would produce in a year 91% of Irish residents are concerned about climate change, […]

Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy

While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland. 68% of waste packaging generated in 2015 was recycled. This exceeds the current EU target (55%) but the proposed EU target – […]

Repak announce increase in recycling and recovery levels for 2016

Repak funded the recovery and recycling of 794,848 tonnes of packaging in 2016, an increase of 32,384 tonnes on 2015. Overall 593,991 tonnes were recycled, up 14,235 tonnes on 2015 and 200,857 tonnes were recovered, up 18,149 tonnes on 2015. Householders increased recycling levels by 17,856 tonnes to 256,119 tonnes, an increase of 7.5% on […]

Repak launches nationwide ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme

This morning, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten and Repak CEO Seamus Clancy launched the Repak ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme at O’Connell CBS Primary School, Drumcondra. The nationwide education programme will target 1st to 6th class students across 3,300 primary schools, reaching a total of 398,812 pupils. The […]

Repak Report 762,464 Tonnes of Packaging Recovered and Recycled in 2015

Repak announced a year-end having funded the recovery and recycling of 762,464 tonnes of household and commercial packaging in 2015 at their annual general meeting this morning. The strong financial performance can be attributed to improved cost operational efficiencies of €2.6m and a stronger than budgeted membership fee income of €526,000. This facilitated the introduction […]

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