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

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

Almost 1,000 jobs could be created if more of the country’s waste wasrecycled here instead of being shipped abroad.

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 ...