Recycle / Re-Turn

Again you are not comparing like with like.

Almost half of refuse collection in Germany is carried out by public operators.

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In THIS country we almost exclusively pay private operators to take away our already separated recyclables.

This point was made to the greens by the public and supermarket reps but they ploughed on regardless.


Its a redundant scheme and NO ONE can argue that it makes more sense to travel to often out of order machines in urban centres than simply popping your bottles and cans in the recycling bin by your back door.


We get the usual oThEr CoUnTrIeS guff instead of tailoring our policies to fit our country's circumstances.


You have a certain cohort who will adopt any old shit if its got the 'green' stamp of approval. See buying diesel cars from a few years ago or ridiculous levels of transport spend on niche middle class cycling infrastructure.


The sooner these ecotards are consigned to the political dustbin the better.

The delicious irony of Statty being absolutely clattered by a pie-chart 😂 😂 😂
 
The Germans just love re-cycling while the Turks and Romanians etc just cannot be arsed.

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I notice the only two countries in your graphic that are at over 60% recycling are the Germany and Austria. What's next Statty - do you think we should all be made speak German as well? Who knows it might lead to all the trains (when they eventually come) run on time too 😂
 
We recycled our stuff previously, went to the recycling centre around once a month. Brought a rake of cans and plastic bottles to Dunnes on the bypass of the Town at the weekend. Two machines: First one rejecting everything, saying they weren't empty, looked like a problem with the weighing mechanism. Second machine accepted most items, had to re-present a few items. Got a voucher when finished, missus went into Dunnes and got cash, a touch over 7 eurodollars. Machines easy enough to operate but look awful complicated - various sensors, at least 2 wee conveyor belts, daily cleaning (there was a lady cleaning them when we were there). I'd say they would be easy to fuck up if you were that way inclined, a sup of Fanta (or Tanora for you heathens) would do the job. I dunno, the proof as to whether they are effective will be when the system settles down and we get proper recycling statistics - naturally the first few weeks won't be reflective of reality.
 
Most people were already in the habit of recycling their plastic and cans in their (blue) recycling bin. Why was there a need to change that and charge the consumer, who still has to pay for their recycling, more and up front? NannyStateism gone nuts

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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It's the asshats who throw away their plastic bottles after use who ye can all thank for this scheme, we're all being inconvenienced because of the inconsiderate few.
 
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.

♻️
Fock that.

Just lob all your plastic waste over a hedge or into a river,sea or stream like people have done here for decades and then just get the microplastics back into your gut via the food chain.
 
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