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Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

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A THIRD OF all recycling bins in Ireland are contaminated, according to Repak.

A survey of over 1,300 people found, despite 90% of respondents saying they recycle on a regular basis, over 53% of those surveyed were not entirely sure what can and cannot go into their recycling bin.

Some 65% of people don’t know that just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin, and 30% weren’t aware you could contaminate.

Here’s a breakdown of what can be recycled.

Let us know: Do you recycle?


Poll Results:

Yes, all the time (11626)
Yes, sometimes (1924)
No, what's the point? (465)
No, but I want to start (201)




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Órla Ryan

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