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 […]

Repak Call for Nominations for 2nd Annual Pakman Awards

Following the success of the inaugural Pakman awards in 2015, Repak this morning announced the launch of the 2nd annual Pakman Awards and is calling on all businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland to submit their nominations.   The award ceremony will take place on the 27th of October in The Intercontinental Hotel […]

Recycling Conscious Ireland Set To Gorge On Chocolate And Meat On Good Friday.

Ireland’s Easter Consumption 3 in 4 admit to having eaten part of someone else’s Easter egg. Why? Lack of self-control cited as the most common reason. Irish customers set to chomp through 17.7 million Easter eggs Take my money!! 3 in 5 people will spend up to €30 on Easter Eggs this weekend. Repak asks […]

Cashel bids to become Ireland’s First ‘Zero Waste’ Community

Cashel in County Tipperary is bidding to become Ireland’s first ‘zero waste’ community following in the footsteps of over 200 towns and cities worldwide, including San Francisco and Ljubljana, which have embraced the principle. VOICE, an environmental charity specialising in waste and the circular economy, has joined forces with the Southern Regional Waste Management Office […]

Recycling Tips To Reduce The Christmas Waste Mountain

  A campaign aimed at promoting good recycling practices and cutting down on the mountains of waste sent to landfill over the Christmas period has been launched.   The Southern Region Waste Management Office has published a list of items that often end up contaminating recycling bins having been mistakenly identified as recyclable. Among the […]

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