Thank you to all of our valued stakeholders and the public.
To mark World Earth Day, ERP would like to thank all of our valued stakeholders and the general public. Consumers are increasingly more environmentally aware, and we have seen peoples’ recycling activities change for the better.
Last year, we saw a further increase of electronic waste recycling with over 8 million electronic items collected by the scheme up from 6 million in 2021. Overall, ERP Ireland collected the equivalent of 12Kg per person in Ireland which is 69% of what is placed on the market, exceeding the 65% target, and representing a 3% increase on the previous year.
Our recent survey showed almost 40% of people now claim to understand the meaning of the circular economy, a significant increase from 31% in 2022.
This is a positive sign that more and more people are recognising the importance of sustainability and taking action to promote it.
This Earth Day, let's all commit to promoting a circular economy and making a positive difference for our planet and future generations.