Saturday 16 December 2017

Galway has greenest and keenest recyclers – new survey

Treacy Hogan

GALWAY has the greenest and keenest recyclers, according to a survey revealing Irish householders recycled more than 250 million bottles, jars and cans so far this year.

The city of tribes recycled 57 bottles for every man, woman and child in the city.

They were closely followed by Waterford city, where an average of 50 pieces of glass per person were recycled, according to new figures from Rehab Glassco, the biggest glass recycling company.

Average recycling rates in Ireland went up from 58pc in 2011 to 65pc this year, making the country one of the best in Europe.

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