When waste is collected from households it is sorted and assessed by waste management companies

An investigation is under way after 160 containers of green bin waste from the Republic were stopped in Rotterdam en route to China due to contaminat(...)

Tin cans: the scrap that leaves Ireland should be reclaimed or recycled. Photograph: Auscape/UIG via Getty

There is a ship which leaves Dublin Port once a month loaded with scrap metal, old cars and bits of old cars, all intended to be reclaimed and recycle(...)