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Clare company gives lead in recycling

CLARE company Clean Ireland Recycling has introduced the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) waste collection vehicles in Ireland. In a major partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, it has developed the country’s first fast-fill CNG refuelling station in Shannon, which was officially opened by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten. The company’s waste collection fleet will be fuelled from the station, with the CNG significantly lowering emission levels, compared to the traditional diesel engine trucks. Carbon dioxide will be down by 22%, nitrogen oxide by 70%, sulphur dioxide by 80% and there will be 99% less particulate matter. It will also deliver a cost saving of 35% to the company. Clean Ireland Recycling has also invested in specially-commissioned, lower-emission Scania CNG trucks and will continue to replace its existing diesel-powered fleet with CNG vehicles over the coming years. Speaking at the official opening, Minister Naughten said, “In fairness to Clean Ireland, they have been one of the leaders …

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Clare dreaming of a green Christmas

The people of Clare are being urged to play their part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill this Christmas by availing of one of Clare’s five recycling facilities. The Environment section of Clare County Council says people can bring a carload of recyclable waste to its recycling centres and transfer stations at Ballyduffbeg, Lisdeen, Shannon, Scarriff and Ennis for as little as €5. Councillor Bill Chambers, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, said, “I am delighted that the council’s environment section is issuing important advice to the public on how they can minimise the impact of their Christmas on the environment. “The people of Clare have always been very responsible when it comes to disposal of plastic, paper and glass materials built up over the Christmas period, and I am confident that they will respond similarly this year.” “With the Christmas holidays comes lots of extra packaging, particularly in the home,” explained Karen Foley, Environmental Awareness Officer, Clare …

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