Demelza Palmer, Villers School at the Mungret Recycling Centre. Students from St Paul’s Primary School Dooradoyle participated and Villiers Secondary School pupils modelled their EcoUnesco YEA Regional Entry “Dressing Up Pollution”. Visitors on the day also had a chance to learn about composting and food waste at the Stopfoodwaste kitchen and view examples of Upcycled furniture courtesy of Back2New Upcycling in Newcastle West. Limerick Smarter Travel hosted a bicycle reuse and repair stand and Security in Shredding shredded confidential items. Picture: Oisin McHugh/FusionShooters Earth Day 2016
Limerick City and County Council marked Earth Day 2016 on Friday (22nd April) by hosting a waste prevention and recycling event at Mungret Recycling Centre from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to focus attention on the environmental problems on our planet. This year, the Council is holding an event focusing on the 5 Rs, namely Rethink, Reuse, Restore, Repair and Recycle.
An estimated 28,000 people use Mungret Recycling Centre each year with a large proportion of visitors availing of the on-site reuse facilities, which encourage the reuse of everyday items ranging from tables and chairs to paint and bicycles.
The Earth Day event provided an opportunity for members of the public to learn about composting and food waste at the Stopfoodwaste kitchen and examples of Upcycled furniture courtesy of Back2New Upcycling in Newcastle West.
Security in Shredding were present shredding confidential items from householders and SMEs (limit of 2 black bags per person) between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, while Limerick Smarter Travel hosted a bicycle reuse and repair stand.
Visitors were also able to meet some of the Live 95 FM crew who were broadcasting from the Recycling Centre. In addition, Limerick City and County Council made available 90 litre bags of pre-packed compost and bark mulch on the day.
Mungret Recycling Centre, which is managed by Indaver Ireland on behalf of the Local Authority, is open daily Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.45pm (cars €5, car & trailer €12). Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is accepted free of charge, while up to two bags per person of confidential paper may be shredded on site between 1pm and 3pmon the day. Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 2016
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