Repak encourages recycling this Christmas

Repak encourages recycling this Christmas

Over 80% of us will recycle the packing from our Christmas presents this year.

Repak research reveals that almost half of us will also recycle our chocolate wrappers.

The environmental group is trying to encourage retailers to live up to their legal obligations to get rid of waste properly.

And it wants shoppers to consider which stores recycle before they buy.

Seamus Clancy, CEO Repak said: “The volume of gifts that are given in Irish households each Christmas creates a heavy influx of waste packaging to process each year.

"It will not come as a surprise to many that Christmas is also the busiest time of year for our recycling contract partners.

"To ease the levels of recycling from Irish households this Christmas, we’re asking people to shop better and purchase gifts from a Repak member.

"While research shows that Irish people buy presents aplenty at Christmas, by shopping with one of our member’s, people can feel assured that they are helping to protect the environment.

"As a nation, we’re continuing to take strides in increasing packaging recycling rates and at this particular time of year, we’re asking people to shop better and pay special attention to their recycling habits”.


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