Population growth of 125,000 is predicted
in Cork City and suburbs by 2040.
of municipal waste each year.
of residual waste within Europe in 2018.
It plays an important role in
recovering energy and recycling materials.
And recycles the ash which can be
used in construction.
to power 30 000 homes
The aim of this model is to avoid waste and where this is not possible waste should be reused or recycled.
Rubbish that is contaminated or the quality of the material is so poor that it can’t be recycled.
Use this residual waste to provide a valuable resource and produce affordable, clean, local energy.
Items that can’t be recycled include:
The average family in Cork produces 1.5 tonnes of waste each year
This is the equivalent to over 12 wheelie bins full of rubbish.
Ireland exported 263,000 tonnes of residual waste in 2018
This resulted in the loss of energy and a loss to the economy
Tonnes of waste converted