In preparation for the start of Repak Recycling Week on October 13, the packaging recycling scheme is encouraging Irish consumers to make the country Europe’s number one recycler.
Currently Ireland lies in 4th position, but Repak wants to increase the nation’s recycling performance even more. For example, during Repak Recycling Week, the public will be encouraged to ensure they are not contaminating their recycling bins by putting the wrong materials into them. Laura Murphy from Repak said: “If your bin is contaminated with rubbish or dirty recyclables it makes the recycling process a lot more difficult and costly. We are all in this together - let’s take the time to ensure what we put into our recycling bin is both clean and correct so that the materials can become similar products that can be used and recycled over and over again”. During the week, the 17th annual Repak Recycling Awards Ceremony will take place at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny. The awards will celebrate best practice and innovation from Repak member companies, local authorities and waste recyclers in areas such as packaging prevention, reuse and recycling.