New recycling facility in Edward Street area

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNew recycling facility in Edward Street areaBy admin – February 8, 2011 660 A NEW recycling Bring Bank has located on the corner of Lord Edward Street and Wolfe Tone Street.The facility will take glass, aluminium cans and food cans – the aluminium and food cans will be collected together in the blue recycling can bank.Mayor Maria Byrne has encouraged people to use the bring bank.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Print Email WhatsApp The Environment Department in City Hall has confirmed that last year approximately 800 tonnes of glass, 25 tonnes of drink cans and 14 tonnes of steel cans were collected via the city bring banks.“Recycling rates continue to increase across the country but there is no room for complacency, as we recycle only one in five aluminium cans in Ireland,” says a spokesperson“There are plenty of reasons why we should try to recycle more – recycling aluminium cans saves 95% of the energy used to produce aluminium from raw materials. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours – it is worth considering that  glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled forever with no loss in quality”. The statistics show that on average an Irish family recycles around 500 glass bottles and jars each year. Twitter Previous articleSentenced for possession of heroin at Garda stationNext article‘Campaign of intimidation’ leads to two jailed for five years adminlast_img

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