or 59% of Northern Irelands
total population. Population growth of 100 000 is
predicted in the region by 2040.
of household waste each year.
of waste to other European countries
and plays an important role in
and recycles the ash which can be
used in construction and metals.
to power 30 000 homes
The aim of this model is to avoid waste and where this is not possible waste should be reused or recycled.
Rubbish that is contaminated or the quality of the material is so poor that it can’t be recycled.
Use this residual waste to provide a valuable resource and produce affordable, clean, local energy.
Items that can’t be recycled include:
The average family in Cork produces 1.5 tonnes of waste each year
This is the equivalent to over 12 wheelie bins full of rubbish.
Ireland exported 263,000 tonnes of residual waste in 2018
This resulted in the loss of energy and a loss to the economy
Tonnes of waste converted