Gibraltar introduces roving recycling units

RECYCLING in Gibraltar is on the up and as a result the government is to introduce roving recycling units placed at locations on two-week cycles.

Figures reveal that recycling across all streams – paper, cardboard, plastics, tetra brik, glass – has increased in Gibraltar, with paper and cardboard increasing by a massive 280 per cent.

The department of the Environment and Climate Change is taking steps to increase the rate of emptying recycling bins and to deploy more bins, as well as introducing the roving recycling units to the streets of Gibraltar.

One of the units will take small recyclables such as batteries, CDs, mobile phones, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, as well as mixed packaging, glass, paper and cardboard. Another two units for cans, plastics, tetra brik and glass will also be introduced. Operated by Master Service, the roving recycling units are due to be introduced next month.

“We are very pleased to once again work in partnership with Master Service to expand our recycling, as we strive to achieve the targets required by the EU of 50 per cent by 2020,” said Dr John Cortes, Minister for the Environment.

“While we make arrangements to increase our capacity for handling more permanent recycling points, these roving units will encourage the public – that has responded so well so far – to continue to increase our recycling.”

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