School's top marks for battery recycling

Published 17/09/2016 | 00:00

WEEE Ireland has given Wexford, and Ballygarrett NS, an 'AA grade' for their battery recycling efforts. The news comes ahead of a final push to reach the EU target of recycling 45 per cent of all batteries sold in Ireland by the end of 2016.

WEEE Ireland is the country's biggest recycling scheme for used batteries. It said this week that people in Wexford collected 21,864kg of batteries, and pupils in Ballygarrett NS collected 172kg of batteries, over the past year. It complimented all on their efforts.

WEEE Ireland CEO Leo Donovan praised the efforts of Ballygarrett NS in the WEEE Pledge Programme, which is a free recycling and educational programme designed for schools. More information is available at www.weeepledge.ie

'I am especially proud of the great recycling work that Wexford has done as well as the efforts of pupils and students at Ballygarrett NS as part of the WEEE Pledge Programme,' said Mr Donovan.

'They are setting a very high standard for other schools to follow.'

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