The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging everyone in to go ‘Green in 2015’. Over the festive season households will have produced more than 65,000 tonnes of used packaging, the same weight as 65,000 small family cars.
The EPA said Clare households should start the new year afresh and reduce, reuse and recycle with a visit to the nearest recycling centre.
“The New Year presents the perfect opportunity to re-think our attitude towards sustainable living. We can all contribute to a greener future by keeping some useful waste prevention ideas in mind. Clare residents can all save money and cut down on the pressure placed on our environment in 2015 by making recycling their new year’s resolution. Remember, by not generating waste, we eliminate the need to handle, transport, treat and dispose of it,” said Jonathan Derham of the EPA.