Athlone

  • Barna Waste accepts all plastic hard trays and bottles accepted regardless of number etc. Their rule of thumb is if you pull the plastic and it stretches like a plastic bag or shrink wrap will then we will take it and accept it. For bottle recycling, they mainly use bottling plants such as Shabra in Northern Ireland, JFC in Ireland or Jayplas & ECOplastics in England.

Waterford

  • Waterford City Council plastic recycling is similar to others in that it does kerbside collection of grade recyclable1 & recyclable2 plastic. The recovered plastic is sent to Cherry Polymers in Northern Ireland, they say they will have one of the only closed loop recycling plants when it is completed in early 2010. Their core business is plastic pipe manufacturing, in which they extrude HDPE storm water and surface water drainage systems from reprocessed HDPE. See their site for some information on what happens to the plastics they receive.
  • Mr Binman processes it's own waste and sends most of its plastic to AWS Ecoplastics in the UK and are currently in discussion with Cherry Polymers also.