Going greener in 2013

Rehab Glassco is urging all householders to go greener in 2013 by making an extra effort to recycle their glass and aluminium cans at local bring sites.

Rehab Glassco is urging all householders to go greener in 2013 by making an extra effort to recycle their glass and aluminium cans at local bring sites.

Glass is the best packaging material of all to recycle as it can be recycled over and over again without losing quality. Recycling is easy, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly, so make it your resolution for 2013 to dispose of your glass and aluminium in your local bring banks.

January is traditionally a busy time for bottle and can bank collections following the festive period so in the event that your local bring site is full due to heavy demand, please use an alternative bring site near you.

You can find your nearest Rehab Glassco bottle-bank by logging onto www.rehabglassco.ie or download the Recyclemore app on your smartphone. As with every Christmas and New Year period, the company will have more collection vehicles in operation to meet demand.

To take the hassle out of recycling, Rehab Glassco has some helpful hints to ensure a quick, safe and hassle-free visit to your local bring site in the New Year:

• Remove any lids, caps or metal from glass bottles

Green and blue glass go together into the green bottle bank

• Rinse out glass jars to remove any leftover food or sauce

• Try to store your glass bottles upside-down before bringing them to your local bottle bank. This way you will avoid any spillages in the boot of your car.

• Empty, crush and flatten aluminum cans

David Farrelly, Business Development Manager, Rehab Glassco, said, “Going greener in 2013 is one resolution that will be easy to keep. It only takes a few minutes to dispose of your bottles, jars and cans in the bring banks and, in return, you know you are playing your part to protect the environment. Ireland is currently ranked eleventh in Europe for glass recycling with a rate of 76% of recycling*. We want to be in the top ten and everyone has a part to play. So go green in 2013!”

Rehab Glassco continues to lead the way in glass recycling in Ireland providing over 1,800 collection points in 25 local authority areas. Almost 90,000 tonnes of glass have been collected by Rehab Glassco so far this year and were recycled at its state-of-the-art facility in Naas.

Over 70,000 tonnes came from bring banks in the form of domestic glass, with the remaining 20,000 tonnes collected from the hospitality sector.