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Fancy a refill?

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10:41am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
Fancy a refill?

Kevin Farrell refills detergents.

Fancy a refill?

Kevin Farrell refills detergents.

SCHOOLS, youth groups and other organisations are being urged to set up crisp packet recycling stations in North Galway in a bid to prevent the plastic packaging being dumped.

Owner of Green Earth Organics farm in Corrandulla Kenneth Keavey sees hundreds of empty crisp packets dropped off at a very simple recycling station at his farm shop but he feels it’s something that could be easily copied elsewhere.

Crisp packets can’t be put into the usual recycling bins and so usually end up in the rubbish and ultimately landfill sites. However, the packaging is actually recyclable, and a special collection scheme operates through Terracycle.

“We contacted Terracycle through their website and applied for approval and once that was passed it was pretty simple. People who come to the shop have gotten to know about it and now bring all their crisp packets every week,” explains Kenneth.

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