Repak, and waste operator, Panda, have today (12 June) announced a new joint initiative to support Focus Ireland in its efforts to assist families, young people and children at risk or affected by homelessness.
'The initiative, aimed at all commercial businesses in Dublin’s city centre, will encourage offices, shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and supermarkets to collect their plastic recyclables in specially commissioned recycling bags,' the Irish packaging recycling company said in a statement.
"We encourage all businesses in Dublin city centre to pledge their support to the initiative and dispose of all recyclable plastic waste correctly using Panda Greenstar’s special edition waste bags to do so," said Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak.
The bags, which will be provided at no cost, will be collected when full and in return, Repak and Panda Greenstar will donate to Focus Ireland based on the volume collected.
"Repak has over 3,000 members, many of whom operate in the city centre and we encourage them to further their contribution to the environment by partaking in this very worthwhile initiative."
Businesses in Dublin city centre can feel assured that by pledging their support to the initiative, they are not only playing their part to recycle more and protect Ireland’s environment for future generations, but they are also providing invaluable support to those in need, the group assured.
The initiative, which will run for six months, aims to raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland in its work to combat and prevent homelessness.
‘The funds raised from this new drive will make a huge difference to the people that we support," Liz Logan, major gift manager, Focus Ireland concluded.
"Focus Ireland is committed to preventing homelessness and providing permanent homes for individuals, families and young people."
Currently, the charity moves one family into a home every day.
Logan concluded: "The financial contribution and support from Repak and Panda Greenstar help us achieve this."
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