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Why is clean dry and loose so important?

Do you know why items must be clean, dry and loose when it comes to recycling?

Every year at least 30% of what goes into the recycling bin is contaminated. To help educate the public on best practice recycling behaviours we have developed a new and improved series of recycling hack videos that focus on recycling your cleaning products, beauty products, takeaway packaging, and provide guidance on recycling items with labels and lids. In this short 28 second clip you will learn about the importance of why items must be clean, dry and loose.

Don’t forget when getting items ready for recycling you only need to give them a  quick rinse to remove residue. You don’t need to rinse out toiletry and cleaning product bottles, just make sure the lids are closed tight.

The next step is making sure that items are dry. We recommend that you leave items to drip dry and then place them loosely into your recycling. There is no need to line your recycling bin with a plastic bag. Find more top recycling tips, FAQs and hack videos on the recycling section of our website today!

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Team Green is 3,400 Repak Members working together for a greener Ireland. Ireland has hit every plastic recycling target since 1997. Help us reach 50% of all plastic recycled by 2025.

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