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New Approach to Recycling Could Secure £150m a Year


If councils used their recycling services to generate high-quality materials, it would allow them to plough up to £150m into the economy annually, a new report shows.

The study conducted by 5 recycling companies in Northern Ireland (NI) found that over £100m of economic value is raised in NI annually from making new products from glass, plastic and paper.

An extra £50m could be generated if more high-quality recyclables were made available to these manufacturers.

Ray Georgeson, Resource Association Chief Executive said: “The economic and environmental benefits of high-quality recycling collections that deliver consistently valuable materials to reprocessors helps to protect and create jobs in the local economy."

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