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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Repak

Last year
# recycling targets
Ireland hits recycling targets for 24th year in a row
Over one million tonnes was recycled and recovered.
All time
# flying the green flag
Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal
Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.
# recycling
FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?
# Repak
Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report
Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.
# waste reduction
Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee
Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.
# Going Green
Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year
There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you recycle?
Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.
# Green bin
No grass. No nappies. Here is a definitive list of what you can recycle
Over a third of all recycling or green bins are contaminated with things like electrical goods and liquids.
# sponsored by repak
QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know?
Think you’re fairly green? Let’s find out…
# sponsored by repak
Here it is - everything you've ever wanted to know about recycling but were afraid to ask
Ever wondered if you were doing it right? We’ve got all the answers…
# gorging
17.7 million chocolate eggs eaten in Ireland over Easter break - study
Spending on eggs will reach almost €40 million this year, according to new research.
# bottle it up
Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers)
We’re second in the EU28 for recycling – but here’s how we could do a hell of a lot better.
# recycle
Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas
Repak expects to recycle 44,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the Christmas period.
# recycling
Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas
Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.
# Recycling Week
Household recycling rates up 7 per cent on last year
In the past 15 years, we’ve recycled 651,000 tonnes of waste in Ireland, six times the amount recycled in 1998.
# Prime Numbers
Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers
How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?
# packaging
In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend
Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.
# recycling
Easter (chocolate) by numbers
As we consume about 9.5 million Easter eggs over the next few days, Repak has asked us to keep recycling in mind.
# recycling
In numbers: what we consume over Christmas
Fifty million cans of beer, 22 million bottles of wine, four million boxes of chocolates – Repak says recycling can ease the guilt.