Survey says 89% of newsprint here recycled
More than 89 per cent of newspapers and magazines were recycled in 2011, according to the latest annual recycling survey commissioned by the Green Press Partnership (GPP).Ireland now enjoys one of the highest levels of newsprint recycling in the world, according to the partnership.
The survey shows that Ireland’s rate of newsprint recycling has risen from 28 per cent in 2002 to its current level of 89 per cent in just 10 years.
“The Irish press industry has made a huge effort and financial commitment to eliminate waste from the newsprint supply chain,” said Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times and chairman of the GPP.
“These results are also a tribute to the Irish public, who continue to read and recycle our newspapers and magazines every day of the week,” Mr Kavanagh added.