Figures released by Rehab Glassco – Ireland’s largest glass recycling company – to mark Repak Recycling Week (30 September - 6 October) show that show that in the first eight months of 2013, 42 glass bottles and jars were recycled per head of population in North and South Tipperary.
These figures are above the national average of 41 bottles and jars per person. In the period from January 1 – 31 August, 871 tonnes of glass were collected in North County Tipperary for recycling with 1,105 tonnes being collected in South Tipperary. The busiest site in the north of the county was Thurles Parnell St Car Park with 149 tonnes deposited in the bottle banks provided while the bring banks on the in Oakville Clonmel were the busiest site in the south of the county with 55 tonnes collected. Ireland now has a glass recycling rate of 81.20%, well above the EU average of 70%.