Plastic packaging is universally portrayed as bad – bad for the environment, bad for the consumer and bad for our oceans. HOWEVER except for the latter, plastic is the most efficient co2 impact material. It has the greatest properties to protect human health, increases the use-by date of all fresh food products – therefore reducing food waste and is cost efficient. These virtues however, do not exonerate us from our obligation to protect our oceans where far too much plastic ends up. (source Repak.ie)
Ireland is now one of the leading recycling countries in the EU for packaging recycling.
This has been achieved through Repak members, recovery operators and with the help of you, the public, who recycle their packaging from their homes.
Recycling is easy once you know how!
But with so many symbols it can get a little confusing so let’s make sense of it all. You will find the following two symbols on all ISHKA spring water bottles: