Recycle / Re-Turn

Some people just want to have a dig off the state no matter what they do, Same with the smoking ban, people said it would kill off irish social life, Turned out to be best decision ever made,


Some people just want to shill on behalf of the government as much as they can. No matter what screwups the government make, "you don't understand the intricacies of government - they're all very intelligent people doing an admirable job and how very dare you find fault you complete and utter ingrate" :rolleyes:

Smoking ban turned out to be brilliant - along with the plastic bag levy. And btw I've praised MM many times for both here and in RL.
 
Because prior to Feb 1st 2024 apparently everyone was lobbing their plastic waste over a hedge or into a river sea or stream :rolleyes:
The deposit return scheme aims to increase the recycling of single-use plastics, which are often used on the go and not brought home to recycle.


“Currently, approximately 40 per cent of drinks containers – around 800 million – are not being recycled,” he explains. “Ireland needs to achieve the EU separate recycling targets of 77 per cent by 2025, and 90 per cent by 2029, and deposit return is a proven successful solution to achieving these targets.”
“A couple of things were happening with these plastics – to start, littering, so the plastic ends up on the streets, then in waterways and sea,”“Something needed to be done to reduce the amount of plastic in the water. However, even if people put plastics in the bin, it was getting incinerated.
“The scheme is about driving better recycling and reducing the creation of urgent plastic by introducing a supplementary scheme to the green bins that would drive circularity.”
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Go and have a Twix and a lie down.
 
From 1 February 2024 you will be able to bring back your used plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans with the Re-turn logo through the Deposit Return Scheme. This will reduce litter in our environment and help us increase our recycling rates.

It is estimated that 5 million single-use drinks bottles and cans are consumed every day in Ireland. Drinks containers are typically consumed 'on the go' and are often thrown away in mixed waste or litter, instead of being recycled.

At present, our recycling rate for 'on-the-go' bottles is only 23%. We must get this to 90% by 2029 to meet our European recycling targets.

The Deposit Return Scheme will boost the recycling rate for these drinks containers – by charging a small, refundable deposit for each plastic bottle or can. When you return your empty and undamaged bottles or cans you will receive your deposit back in cash or a voucher redeemable for cash at the shop you are returning it to.

^From gov.ie

Hope this helps.

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Wasting your time, the reasons for this have been done to death already on this thread and the senile old fart still can’t grasp it 🤣
 
Some people just want to have a dig off the state no matter what they do, Same with the smoking ban, people said it would kill off irish social life, Turned out to be best decision ever made,
Fock the environment and climate.

We demand "change".........well not really too much "change" to be honest.........................can we just keep things like they were back in 1998?

Is that too much to ask?

Tiocfaidh Ar La!
 
Some people just want to have a dig off the state no matter what they do, Same with the smoking ban, people said it would kill off irish social life, Turned out to be best decision ever made,
Yerrah it’s just a hatred of the Greens and everything they do.
Sound_y is just on the canvass, just like he started a thread attacking the Greens the day before the NC by election when polls showed Moran beating Tommy the gowl. 🤣
 
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From 1 February 2024 you will be able to bring back your used plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans with the Re-turn logo through the Deposit Return Scheme. This will reduce litter in our environment and help us increase our recycling rates.

It is estimated that 5 million single-use drinks bottles and cans are consumed every day in Ireland. Drinks containers are typically consumed 'on the go' and are often thrown away in mixed waste or litter, instead of being recycled.

At present, our recycling rate for 'on-the-go' bottles is only 23%. We must get this to 90% by 2029 to meet our European recycling targets.

The Deposit Return Scheme will boost the recycling rate for these drinks containers – by charging a small, refundable deposit for each plastic bottle or can. When you return your empty and undamaged bottles or cans you will receive your deposit back in cash or a voucher redeemable for cash at the shop you are returning it to.

^From gov.ie

Hope this helps.

♻️
Goes back to my point of infrastructure and resources provided in sanitation and cleansing.
Yes bottles might have been thrown in the waste bin but has an City or County Council of Local Authority ever had a recycling bin next to a waste bin?
No, sure that makes too much sense.
Have people taken advantage in the past and would people take advantage if we offered this in the future? Yes and they should be clamped down on but we don't have the resources to do so.
In other EU Countries they have community bins, free recycling collections etc.

As the old saying goes, build it and they will come.

What they have built is just half assed and also used as a revenue generator.

From my time in Australia for example a bottle of Coke was 600ml and the can was 350 or 400ml ( it was bigger than 330ml here from memory) their 'deposit' is included in overall price. From memory I was paying roughly $2.50 for argument sake, lets say $3 for a 600ml bottle, converted that's €1.83.
Bring your bottle to a machine and get 10 cent back from the $3.
In Australia they have recycling bins next to their waste bins as well.
Here we have some of our minerals reaching €3 with the deposit.
If they applied our scheme along with the different taxes in Australia you'd be looking at $6 plus for a bottle of coke.
 
Yerrah it’s just a hatred of the Greens and everything they do.
Sound_y is just on the canvass, just like he started a thread attacking the Greens the day before the NC by election when polls showed Moran beating Tommy the gowl. 🤣
Volunteer Sound_y and his motley gang of S.F. Community Workers seem to forget that the younger demographic actually care about their future and climate change and the environment etc.

Sound_y telling stories about brave I.R.A. men from 100+ years ago who blew themselves up for Ireland will not get him very far as he bores them to death.
 
Anti Green Party types tend to come from an older demographic, if you see anyone on here raging against green policies you can bet they're at least 60 years old.
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