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Packaging

Click on any of the below for more information: Plastics Paper and Cardboard Glass Metal Tetrapaks Recycling, Landfill & Incineration in Ireland Recycling tips from Repak.ie Paper and Cardboard: Paper is made up of long fibres, so every time it is recycled, those fibres will be shortened, making it harder to be recycled the next …

Plastics

Click on an option for more information: Facts and Figures How are plastics recycled What can and cannot be recycled Lids and caps Downcycled plastic Bioplastics Microplastics Ocean plastic Facts and Figures: In the EU, around 90% of plastic is made from virgin fossil fuels, while only 9% is made from recycled materials. In the …

Recycling, Landfill & Incineration in Ireland

Click below for more information: Recycling Landfill Incineration Recycling – how it works: Once the waste arrives at the material recovery facility the process starts with the sorting of materials, first by hand and then by machines. Workers at the facilities are forced to sift through things like dirty nappies, mouldy food, medical waste and more.  …