Updated: 19/09/12 : 06:49:17Printable Version
Sligo Tidy Towns are supporting a new initiative that will help improve the look of Sligo
Every Can Counts, the new away from home drinks can recycling programme, to be launched as part of Repak Recycling Week 2012. Every Can Counts
provides businesses with a branded recycling programme enabling them to launch and promote, drinks can recycling. The programme has been embraced by organisations keen to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and encourage their staff and customers to recycle more.
Organisations using the programme range across the public and private sector and from SMEs to FTSE-listed companies.
All are using Every Can Counts to help them achieve corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability objectives, including zero waste to landfill targets. Results from participating organisations in the UK show that although the programme specifically targets drinks cans, volumes of other recyclables also increase as a result of using the range of Every Can Counts-branded resources.
Announcing the launch of Every Can Counts at the Resource Expo, Karen Mahon of Alupro Ireland promoter of Every Can Counts said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Every Can Counts in Ireland. We would like to encourage more and more organisations to join the programme as they can see the contribution it can make to workplace recycling and CSR schemes.
Every Can Counts is establishing itself as a strong brand in successfully promoting the recycling of drinks cans outside the home both in the workplace and encouraging consumers to recycle whilst ‘on the go’. This summer has seen the programme embarking on outdoor events such as Electric Picnic to encourage recycling in new areas, and so we have high hopes that the programme will continue to flourish in 2013.
Around 30% of roughly half a billion cans sold every year are consumed outside the home; mainly in workplaces and whilst ‘on the go’, so they do not get picked up for recycling through kerbside collections for domestic waste. Every Can Counts addresses this gap, helping organisations to set up and promote recycling schemes to staff and customers.Always be first with Sligo news - Never miss a story - Join us on Facebook