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Council urges public to recycle Christmas waste

THE public are being urged to play their part in reducing the amount of Christmas waste sent to landfill by availing of one of the county’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. “With the Christmas holidays comes lots of extra packaging, particularly in the home,” explained Joan Tarmey, Clare Environmental Awareness Officer. “However, most of this packaging can be recycled. Clare boasts one of the highest household recycling rates in the country, and this year we are again reminding the public to bring their recyclable waste to our recycling centres and bottles and aluminium cans to the 54 bring banks around the county. “We are also reminding the public to keep bring bank sites clean and tidy by depositing only bottles and aluminium cans into the banks. Boxes, …

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Lots to recycle this Christmas

REPAK is hoping to exceed  its Christmas recycling targets, with the support of both the Irish public and its members. Repak estimates that Irish householders will generate approximately 74,000 tonnes of used packaging waste over Christmas (or 44 kilos of waste per household), and receive nearly 12 million Christmas gifts. Its 2,400 members have been hugely supportive of the programme and have helped to facilitate it success as Ireland continues to meet and exceed its targets. This Christmas, Repak asks the public to continue with its support of packaging recycling during the holiday season. Over the Christmas period, Irish households will consume: · Nearly 5 million boxes of chocolate: enough chocolate whose calories converted to kilowatt hours, would run 860,000 houses’ electricity for Christmas. · 48 million beer bottles – enough beer bottles to get from Dublin to Lapland and back over five times. · 22 million wine bottles – which would fill over 432 ice rinks. · 60 million …

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