Environment Minister Mark Durkan marked the start of Recycle Week by calling on everyone to do that extra bit to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.

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Our local Councils are promoting “Recycle Week” this week with the theme of ‘recycling round the home’.
Mr Durkan said: “There is no doubt that local people have made tremendous strides in recycling their waste. In fact a recent report has highlighted that household waste going to landfill has dropped to 48%. This means that for the first time we are recycling more waste than we are sending to landfill.
“We can though recycle even more. You can do your bit to mark Recycle Week by thinking about what you recycle – simply checking all the rooms in your house for items that can be recycled. For example in the bathroom, items that regularly go into the rubbish bin such as empty cardboard tubes, shampoo or shower gel bottles can all be recycled. Check out your Council’s website or the Rethink Waste websiteexternal link for more details on how you can help.
“Not only will people be benefitting the environment, they will also be benefitting their pocket. The recycling sector has become a vitally important part of our economy and this helps every one of us. With landfill taxes increasing, every tonne of waste that we divert from landfill is essentially money in the ratepayer’s pocket. More money for you. A better environment for your family.”

Admin 2Environment Minister Mark Durkan marked the start of Recycle Week by calling on everyone to do that extra bit to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.