Many materials that are disposed of in the
dustbin can be recycled or reused in some way.
PAPER: Newspapers, office
stationery, computer printouts and cardboard are recycled by companies in Ireland.
GLASS: Glass when sorted
into three basic colours (clear, brown and green) is crushed, is used as a substitute for
the raw materials by Irish Glass plc.
CLOTHES & RAGS: Good
quality second-hand clothes etc have been long sought after for charitable purposes.
peelings, tea leaves, garden refuse and small quantities of shredded and soaked newspapers
can be composted for use as a valuable garden fertiliser.
RECYCLING SAVES ON:
* Raw materials
* Waste Disposal costs
* Import Bills
* The need for Landfill Sites
Recycling reduces litter and protects the
environment. Recycling can also create jobs!