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    Energy Efficiency in Business

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    NI is ahead of recycling targets 31 October 2019

    NI household recycling rates hit all–time high (via DAERA)

     

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    Households here are recycling and composting more waste material than ever before, according to the latest statistics.

    The news reveals Northern Ireland has now exceeded its target of 50% recycling by 2020 – 18 months ahead of schedule.

    “Householders are now recycling 50.6% of their waste – a huge achievement for all involved. Seventeen years ago when we started to collect the statistics it was at 10%,” explained Owen Lyttle, Assistant Director of Environmental Policy at the Department of Agricultural, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

    “Achieving this result reflects a tremendous effort by all those involved in the waste management sector, local and central government, reprocessing sector, the voluntary sector and of course the public.

    “Together we have surpassed our strategy target of recycling 50% of our household waste by the end of 2020, putting us in a good place now to focus our efforts on addressing the bigger challenges of climate change,” he added.

    Read more via DAERA…