Encirc Joins Recycling Rewards Program
Glass container manufacturer Encirc is helping its local community in Northern Ireland boost recycling levels.
Glass container manufacturer Encirc is helping its local community in Northern Ireland boost recycling levels and add value to the local economy while helping a good cause. More than 170,000 households across Northern Ireland are coming together with three local businesses—Encirc, Cherry Plastics and Huhtamaki—as part of a year-long initiative called Recycling Rewards.
The program was developed by Bryson Recycling in a bid to encourage people to recycle more paper, glass and plastics. For every ton of these materials collected through its curb-side bin service, Encirc, along with partners, will donate £1 (approximately $1.45) to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Encirc will reprocesses glass collected from Bryson Recycling on a weekly basis.
“Our weekly curb-side box collections result in high-quality materials that are recycled locally, which in turn helps sustain employment levels and improve economic growth,” said Eric Randall, director of Bryson Recycling. “This is a great opportunity for homeowners and businesses to support charity and raise the profile of recycling. Throughout the duration of this campaign, we estimate that around 10,000 tons will be recycled and reprocessed by Encirc, Cherry Plastics, and Huhtamaki. This will generate £9.1 million (~ $2.8 million), which will be circulated back into the local economy. Recycling is easy, everyone can do it. We would encourage everyone with a curb-side box service to recycle as much as they can to help support the local economy and provide a lifeline to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, who provide an excellent support network for children and their families at the Royal Victoria Hospital.”
“By using the curb-side boxes, people can not only help raise money for a very important local cause, but also help secure a more sustainable future for the area,” said Fiacre O'Donnell, head of strategic development at Encirc. “Recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes, so it’s an initiative that benefits our communities in more ways than one. We’d definitely encourage as many people as possible to take part!”
For more information, visit www.encirc360.com.