The Northern Irish environment minister, Edwin Poots, visited Bryson Recycling last week to see the company’s approach to recycling and “listen to the potential economic opportunities for the waste industry”.
The minister met with a local collection team in Ballyclare to see a kerbside box collection and then travelled to their Mallusk depot.
Speaking about the visit, Minister Poots said: “It is very clear that there are great benefits for our environment, our householders and our local economy, to recycle more, recycle often and reduce contamination.
“When a product has reached the end of its life, the aim is to retain its value by recycling it into something productive that can be used repeatedly, creating further value.
“ I’d like to see more and more businesses in Northern Ireland grasp the momentum behind recycling and creating a circular economy, by being innovative and proactive in their approach to waste management and in using locally sourced recyclables in their products.”
Since the coronavirus outbreak, Bryson says its waste crews have experienced a 20% increase in recycling levels.
Speaking about household waste, the Minister added: “I am pleased to see that householders are recycling over 50% of their waste, meeting our strategy and European targets well ahead of schedule.
“It’s an impressive milestone and one that I know we can improve on further. I’d like to thank householders for continuing to recycle and supporting our economy during Covid-19 and I’d also like to thank those working in the waste sector for continuing to provide this essential service. I am very grateful to you all for your hard work.”
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