New on-street recycling initiative launched for City Centre

by Rachel Darcy

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, environmental charity Hubbub and The Coca-Cola Foundation today launched a new on-street recycling initiative.

The new initiative is being rolled out in Dublin City Centre and aims to build a culture of on-the-go recycling in Dublin City Centre.

Eye-catching new bins have been installed, and their use will be promoted through the engaging communications and activities to educate and inspire people to recycle correctly. 

The initiative launches at a time where the impact of the pandemic has seen a rise in the use of single use items and increased consumption on the move and in outdoor settings.

Last month, the Government committed to ambitious new targets to tackle waste and a move towards a circular economy under a new waste action plan announced by the Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan TD.

Under the new plan, all plastic packaging on the market will have to be reusable or recyclable by 2030.

Dublin #CircleCity campaign is being delivered through a collaboration between Dublin City Council and environmental charity Hubbub and made possible through funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Speaking at the launch of Dublin #CircleCity campaign, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu said: “This is a really exciting project and I’m delighted to be launching it today.

“Dubliners will now be able to recycle on the go. Dublin City Council already provides a wide variety of recycling infrastructure throughout the city resulting in the recycling of almost 17,000 tonnes of material each year.

“But today’s launch means we can all now recycle cans and plastic bottles as we go about our day in Dublin City Centre, something both the public and many of my fellow Councillors have wanted for some time. My thanks to Hubbub and The Coca-Cola Foundation for being our partners on this initiative.

“I look forward to seeing even more of the bins rolled out across the city in the months and years ahead.”

Dublin’s #CircleCity campaign is live on the streets of Dublin City Centre now. An initial 25 bins have been installed in various locations around the City with the locations available here, with more to follow in the coming months.

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