As Ireland is set to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of packaging this Easter, Repak encourages the public to become egg-cellent recyclers by segregating and recycling their waste this Easter 

General recycling habits 

Waste segregation, separating waste into their correct bins, is key to effective recycling to ensure we are all contributing to a circular economy and reducing our environmental impact – especially around occasions like Easter which generate more waste.  Almost three quarters (71%) said they always segregate their waste, with a fifth (22%) saying they often do, and just 2% admitting to rarely or never segregating their waste at home.  

But it’s the act that really matters. Surprisingly, despite 88% initially saying they were confident in their recycling abilities, just over half (52%) correctly answered what items can go in the recycling bin which includes plastic containers, plastic water bottles, plastic shopping bags, paper, cardboard, tins, cans and foil – once they are clean, dry and loose.  


Re-imagine your waste this Easter – Repak have also shared some of their top tips to help you re-imagine your waste this Easter: