Monaghan County Council worked with Castleblayney Tidy Towns to fund bins to collect plastic bottles from GAA clubs in the Castleblayney area. 10 clubs in the area are currently participating.
The bottles which are collected directly by Tidy Towns are then brought to Shabra Plastics in Castleblayney who pay for them. The bottles are sorted, cleaned and made ready for recovery by Shabra.
Whilst not prevention, it is progress for the GAA clubs in terms of moving away from disposal as the preferred option for all waste. Furthermore, it saves money for the local GAA clubs on waste disposal costs, whilst generating revenue for the Tidy Towns which is distributed back into the community. It also raises awareness of the potential to alternatives to waste disposal.
It is hoped to work further with GAA clubs in the county in future to promote resource efficiency and environmental awareness.
For more information contact:
Nial O’Connor, Environment Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK 11, Armagh Rd, Monaghan.
tel: 047 30556 or 0872283466.
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