Tuesday November 24, 2020

Exclusive: Recycling waste in Ireland could create 1,000 jobs

Third of country's waste exported due to lack of facilities, figures reveal

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
21st June, 2016

According to official estimates, around one third of the country’s waste is exported abroad by companies due to the lack of recycling and composting facilities here.

This includes almost all of the recycled paper in the country, which goes to China. And due to the lack of recycling facilities here, all waste glass, all waste metals and about half of recovered plastics is exported.

Due to the closure of Irish Ispat steel company...

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