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Monday 18 December 2017

Firms urged to cut waste

BUSINESSES are being urged to cut back on packaging this week as part of European Week for Waste Reduction.

Recycling organisation Repak said yesterday that new refill and re-usable systems are being trialled in an effort to cut costs for companies and reduce waste.

The less packaging used, the less goods cost to transport.

And in-roads have already been made. Glass containers today are on average 20pc lighter than they were a decade ago, cans weigh 30pc less and carrier bags use 45pc less plastic in their manufacture.

Irish Independent

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