The European Recycling Platform (ERP), Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for electrical waste and waste battery recycling, has announced Louth is leading the way for WEEE waste recycling with 11.5kg per head. Ireland’s national WEEE recycling rate is 8.07kgs per head of population, above EU and national targets.
“We are delighted that Louth has come out top of the ERP Leader board highlighting their green credentials and their understanding of the importance of disposing of WEEE waste responsibly,” said Martin Tobin.., CEO, ERP Ireland.
ERP Ireland also announced a 35% increase in their TV and display monitor collection nationally, as a direct result of the Digital Switchover – the single biggest consumer issue in 2012. The total number of televisions recycled in 2012 was 400,000, an uplift of almost 100,000 TVs and display monitors.