Panda Addresses the China Problem
Panda collects and processes 100,000 tons per annum of mixed dry recyclables from over a quarter of a million homes across Ireland and many commercial businesses.
Recycling is a Global business and for more than a decade China has been the main processor of recyclables, not just from Europe, but also for much of the world. For a variety of reasons, including high levels of contamination, China has recently stopped accepting recycling material from outside its own borders. So with China closed as an outlet, the cost of recycling worldwide has escalated dramatically as more companies world-wide jostle for access to reduced outlets in the rest of the world.
Panda is committed to recycling in Ireland and in order to maintain Ireland's excellent recycling rate, it is critical that the cost of recycling is met. Unfortunately, to meet increasing costs, we have introduced charges for the recycling bin collection service effective 2nd May 2018. However, these charges are relatively small and will be used to help maintain a sustainable recycling culture in Ireland.
In DLR and Fingal County Council areas, we are charging just 80 cents per lift of your recycling bin and 4.5 cents per kg to collect, process and transport your recyclables, a relatively small price to pay to be able to continue to recycle in a sustainable manner for future generations.
Please go to the following link to see an article in the Irish Examiner covering what Panda does with your recyclables in its recycling facility in Dublin