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Boylan welcomes household recycling increase

9 February, 2018 - by Cathal Boylan


Sinn Féin spokesperson on Energy, Environment and Climate Change Cathal Boylan MLA has welcomed the news that the North of Ireland recorded its highest ever household waste recycling rate last year.

The Newry and Armagh MLA was commenting on figures released by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs which showed that recycling rates from July to September 2017 increased from 48.4% in the same period in 2016, to 51.5% in 2017.

Cathal Boylan said:

"Increases in household recycling rates are welcome and will result in much needed environmental improvements.  

"We should continue to focus on building a culture of recycling which includes learning from best practice, developing the right infrastructure, incentives and public awareness campaigns.

"I would continue to encourage everyone to reuse, reduce and recycle and hopefully next year we will be setting a new waste recycling record.”

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