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Increase in Packaging and Recovery Rates in 2011

Last year Ireland continued to exceed EU used packaging recovery and recycling targets by recovering and recycling 652,000 tonnes an increase of 4.1% on 2010, which represents the equivalent carbon savings of taking over a quarter of a million cars

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Repak Welcomes Strong Packaging Recycling Trends

Repak Ireland has welcomed the findings on packaging recycling contained in ‘Environmental Indicators Ireland 2012’, the report just published by the CSO, which highlights Ireland’s ever improving approach to the recycling of packaging. It is part of a detailed piece

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Ireland Well Ahead of EU Packaging and Recycling Targets

Ireland’s packaging recovery and recycling rates continue to exceed EU packaging recycling targets, according to statistics contained in the latest EPA National Waste Report. The EU target for packaging recovery was 60% in 2011 with Ireland’s recovery rate of about

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Repak Seeks Views of Members on Government Proposed Packaging Tax

Repak, the National Packaging Recycling Body, is seeking views and opinions from its members on the government’s proposed introduction of a broadly based packaging tax, which has been widely circulated to all stakeholders by the Department of the Environment, Community

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Repak Seeks to Avoid Christmas Environmental Hangover

Repak is asking householders to keep up Ireland’s running success of recycling this Christmas with an expected 69,000 tonnes of used packaging being generated over the period. This seasonal 30% increase on the volume of packaging including cans, bottles, boxes

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‘Working 9 to 5’ but Irish People are Not Recycling Enough in These Hours

Repak Recycling Week kicks off today Monday October 4th with a focus on recycling in the office. Research carried for Repak Recycling Week shows that Irish people have much better recycling habits in the home than the workplace. The research

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Recycling Rate Reaches 65% as Repak Recycling Week Launches

Last year over 20 kilos of used packaging was recycled every second in Ireland according to packaging recycling scheme Repak. The results were announced at the launch of Repak Recycling Week which runs from October 4th to 10th and this

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