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Ireland’s place in the world’s production & reproduction of plastic

plastic recycling ireland

Over the last 3 years Ireland has recycled enough plastic to fill the Aviva Stadium  – but this is just 35% of  the country’s total plastic waste.”

In January of this year, China introduced restrictions on what type of waste is acceptable for import, these new restrictions virtually bans the import of recyclable waste into China. This has forced European countries including Ireland to rethink what to do with plastic waste.

The recent ban of plastic into China has Ireland thinking about how we dispose of our plastic. Recycling List Ireland has come up with a very informative video, explaining to us where our plastic goes to and how it is recycled.

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School Easter Competition Winners

Barna Recycling would like to thank all of the schools for participating in our school Easter competition. We had so many responses and all of the entries were extremely colourful and creative.

It was very difficult to choose the winners as all of the entries were fantastic! Please view the winners of the colouring competition below:

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Recycling your Easter Egg Packaging!

It is hard to ignore the temptation of the brightly coloured Easter egg boxes in every shop. According to the Leitrim Observer, us Irish like them so much we go through an estimated 17 and a half million Easter eggs during the holiday.

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Notice for Change of Collections!

Customers,

In order to catch up on the collections that didn’t take place last Thursday and Friday, our trucks are doing double shifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We hope to have most of the backlog cleared by Wednesday night. We will let customers know by text or email on the day prior to the collection taking place where possible.

We thank you for your co-operation while getting the backlog cleared.

Thank you for your patience,

The Barna Recycling team.

The Problem With Single-Use Plastics

As Ireland begins to feel the fallout from China’s decision to no longer take our plastic waste, certain issues have now come to prominence as a result. One such issue is the trouble surrounding single-use plastics. With few available alternatives to exporting our plastic waste to China, these single-use plastics will begin to pile up in our recycling centres. New evidence has shown how the small plastic fragments that come from larger plastic pieces, known as microplastics, have begun to damage the oceans. A recent study by NUIG has found that 73% of deep sea fish in the northwest Atlantic have ingested microplastics. This is worrying as our plastic waste is not only affecting fish close to our shore, it is also affecting deep water fish far out at sea. Read more

Get Creative With Your Waste This Christmas

Christmas is a time of festivity, giving and family but it is also a time where the levels of waste produced increases. Most of us forget to recycle or dispose of waste properly or are not aware of the recycling rules. In order to help our Barna Recycling customers dispose of their waste correctly, we have provided the below list to follow this Christmas.

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Christmas Collection Changes

Household customers due for collection on:


Christmas Day has been rescheduled to Saturday 23/12/2017
New Years Day has been rescheduled to Saturday 30/12/2017

All other collections due over the Christmas and New Year period will experience no change to their scheduled collections. 

Please leave your bins out the night before to ensure collection, as collection times may differ due to traffic, weather conditions and other circumstances on any given day.

 

Introducing Your New Household Recycling List

There is still a lot of confusion surrounding what can and cannot be recycled in Ireland, so to assist people in making the right decisions, The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Irish Waste Management Association has worked together to produce a list of materials that are acceptable nationally for recycling.

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