Ireland Has Been Named One Of The Top EU Countries For Recycling
A big win for our 'green' country
We are all trying to do a bit to help the environment and recycle where we can.
Well, it looks like it is all paying off because Ireland has been named as one of the top EU countries for recycling, Repak have said.
The Irish environmental organisation said that our Emerald Isle ranks 7th in the EU for recycling and recovering packaging waste.
Repak released some very interesting figures to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Over the last 20 years, us Irish have recycled eight billion plastic bottles and seven billion glass bottles. Which is frankly, amazing.
And the number of landfills has decreased from 126 to just four. Wow.
Since 1997, Ireland has recycled over 8 billion plastic bottles, helping us become one of the top 10 EU countries for packaging recycling! pic.twitter.com/6ToMqvcOwd— Repak (@RepakRecycling) September 13, 2017
Ireland was the first country in the world to introduce a plastic bag levy which has taken approx. 1 billion plastic bags off the market! pic.twitter.com/r4p0zOBWIH— Repak (@RepakRecycling) September 13, 2017
Since 1997, with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Repak has co-funded 886 bring bank sites around Ireland. pic.twitter.com/4RU6I8SPYI— Repak (@RepakRecycling) September 13, 2017
Thanks to these businesses, known as Repak members, we have helped fund a recycling bin outside almost every house in the country! pic.twitter.com/DkgQUpSBtJ— Repak (@RepakRecycling) September 13, 2017
We guess our country can be called even more 'green' now.