Can Crushers roll out begins in Co. Meath

Every Can Counts Ireland rolls out new crushers

Every Can Counts Can Crushers roll out begins in County Meath

In Ireland, an estimated 180 million drinks cans are consumed per annum outside the home, either ‘on the go’ or by employees in the workplace. Every Can Counts estimates that an organization of 50 employees could recycle 3,000 drinks cans per year by making recycling part of their everyday routine.

Can crushers are onsite in Tayto Park and Trim Castle as roving can crushers, which will be stationed at various public areas in Trim, including schools and the library. The can crushers allow cans to be separately recycled on site, wherever they are situated and are a novel way to engage the public in recycling. Once crushed each crusher has capacity for 2,000 cans – 20 bin bags and the material recovered is much cleaner than that in our on street bins. If cans are clean from contamination they are easier to sort for recycling and can crushers makes this simple.

Trim Tidy Towns are currently collecting cans, throughout the year as part of Every Can Counts and recycling them through Panda Waste recycling division IPR. We would like to see many more Tidy Towns groups taking a similar initiative around Meath and making use of this valuable resource for the community. Remember cans have a value and can be traded for cash.

Every Can Counts received Agenda 21 funding to provide can crushers in Meath and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Councils, this is a wonderful resource for separated can recycling, in these areas.  Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have supported community and educational facilities by supplying can crushers, St. Andrew’s College being the most recent beneficiary, with Shankill TT and IADT signed up to receive their can crushers to complement their individual waste management projects.

If your Tidy Towns group or school or indeed company would like to get involved in separating cans for recycling and perhaps donating the proceeds of your cans locally, please get in touch with Every Can Counts or your local authority Environmental Awareness Officer.

Limerick TLC

TLC Murroe teams up with Every Can Counts

Every Can Counts supported the Limerick TLC event 25th March in Murroe village.

The major clean-up TLC2 took place on Good Friday, 25th March 2016 when volunteers were encouraged to come out once again in force to clean up in their local areas throughout the city and county.

Team Limerick Clean-Up2 (TLC2), is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and administered by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader and Limerick’s Live 95FM and Every Can Counts will be there in support. Some new ECC members took part in the event and we were there to support them.

Commenting at the launch, Paul O’Connell said; “Our inaugural event was incredible with over 10,000 volunteers taking part. Next year we hope to get more sports clubs and schools involved so the whole concept of keeping your locality tidy starts at a grass roots level upwards. We all know that general litter waste in our city and county is an on-going issue, so we asked volunteers to come out again on Good Friday and enjoy the morning picking, sweeping and clearing their areas – essentially it was easy and a bit of fun!”

Limerick TLCSue Ann Foley, Chairperson of the JP McManus Benevolent Fund said; “We are delighted that TLC2 took place again this year. This is a great initiative in which communities throughout the whole of Limerick can participate across all generations to help make our county a cleaner place. I would like to acknowledge the tremendous support which Limerick City and County Council provides TLC2, along with our partners Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader and Limerick’s Live 95FM.”

TLC2 has a dedicated website www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie where volunteers can register; the email address is tlc@limerick.ie.

#CanDunk a huge success in Ireland

#CanDunk the FB game to recycle cans running across Every Can Counts channels across Europe is making news here with lots of people playing  if you would like to play to win on http://bit.ly/1TOZuzk , the game will be coming to an end shortly we have had many entrants and a number reaching the maximum score of 27 – well done to all you! All entrants over 5 cans are entered into the prize draw and we are delighted with the level of interest- please keep recycling your real cans and your virtual cans for the remainder of the game run.

GMIT

GMIT Launch ECC @ Kayak Inter-varsities 2015

Every Can Counts will launch in GMIT Castlebar as part of the co-ordinated effort by the lecturing staff and students union to improve upon an already very Green Campus.

GMIT has a long history of being Green and was in fact the first I.T. in Ireland to be awarded the Green Flag, with this in mind students and college lectures already involved with Leave No Trace want to try and make the campus as environmentally friendly as possible.

This year the GMIT Mayo Campus Kayak & Canoe Club has the huge honor of hosting the Kayaking Intervarsities 2016, during Green Week. This is a three day kayaking event, with competitions and party’s for students involved in Kayaking throughout the third level colleges of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

This years event will take place on the first weekend of February 5th – 7th 2016 and Every Can Counts will be there to mark the occasion, launching the programme at GMIT now becoming the 7th campus to employ Every Can Counts as a measure to improve their on campus sustainability goals.

#CanDunk

#CanDunk

Every Can Counts Europe has launched a cross country initiative open to all countries with Every Can Counts programmes running (9).

PLAY TO WIN | In Ireland our brand new Can Dunk game is now live. For the chance to win €150 in prizes, top prize €100 all you have to do is recycle as many cans as you can in 60 seconds. Good luck!