welcomes the Celtic Waste plans announced 26th March
the proposal for a materials recycling and recovery facility for the Cork area. The planning
application is receiving detailed examination by the CHASE technical task force
at present and submission will be made to Cork Co. Co in due course.
reinforces CHASE’s contention that the tacking of the waste issue at source by
avoidance, reuse, recovery, recycling and safe landfill of inorganic residue
materials is the only sustainable manner to deal with our 21st
century waste issues.
when coupled with a public awareness campaign, a properly planned and funded
segregation and collection system will move Cork along the ZERO waste roads for the
benefit of all. The positive spin-offs
of materials recovery for local job opportunities will become apparent as new
opportunities will present themselves for local entrepreneurs.
again undermine the economic arguments for the proposed Indaver Irl Incinerators as there will simply be not
enough waste to feed the proposed Incinerators once the MRF and recycling
activities take root. This has been the case throughout
Europe where Incinerators have been
closing as recycling rates and alternative methods
Cork can now look forward to joining the leading recycling
cities around the world such as the Canadian city of
Edmonton, where they now prevent 70% of household waste
going to landfill and in
, they recycle 60%.
went from 22% to 66% in just six years and many US regions now recycle over 50%
of their waste. Up to now Galway has led the way in
with a locally funded
initiative that is delivering 63% diversion from landfill. With the assistance
of the Celtic Waste initiative and the Cork Co Councils assistance we hope to
surpass these figures.