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ERP reminds Irish public to stop hoarding unused small electrical items at home with ‘Go Green’ art installation at Body & Soul

Festival-goers Charlotte Moloney and Laju Uwatse are pictured alongside a large-scale installation made from small household electronic waste commissioned by The European Recycling Platform (ERP). ERP Ireland’s aim is for the art installation – GO GREEN – to act as a call to action for the Irish public to stop hoarding unused or broken small electrical items within their homes. GO GREEN will feature at Body & Soul, Ireland’s leading creative festival taking place in Ballinlough Castle, County Westmeath, 17-19 June 2022.

ERP Ireland recently announced results by Coyne Research, which highlighted recycling behaviours during the pandemic. The nationally representative online survey carried out amongst 1,000 adults aged 18+ years, revealed that over two-thirds of respondents claimed to have unused electrical items in their home.

Operating 32 producer responsibility organisations for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging in 13 countries, the European Recycling Platform has contributed to the circular economy for over 20 years. Based on its long-time experience, ERP is well placed to support Body and Soul as Principal Circular Festival Partner in their move towards a sustainable and more circular festival model.