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Waste initiative to help homeless

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 7:59am
Waste initiative to help homeless

Eddie Moloney of Panda Greenstar, Liz Logan of Focus Ireland and Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak, at the launch.

Waste initiative to help homeless

Eddie Moloney of Panda Greenstar, Liz Logan of Focus Ireland and Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak, at the launch.

REPAK and waste operator, Panda, have announced a new joint initiative to support Focus Ireland in its efforts to assist families, young people and children at risk or affected by homelessness.

The initiative, aimed at commercial businesses in Dublin’s city centre, will encourage offices, shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and supermarkets to collect their plastic recyclables in specially commissioned recycling bags.

The bags, which will be provided at no cost, will be collected when full and in return Repak and Panda Greenstar will donate to Focus Ireland based on the volume collected. 

The initiative will run for six months and aims to raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland in its work to combat and prevent homelessness.

“We are thrilled that Repak and Panda Greenstar have chosen us as the charity partner for their new fundraising initiative,” said Liz Logan of Focus Ireland.

“The funds raised from this new drive will make a huge difference to the people that we support.

“Focus Ireland is committed to preventing homelessness and providing permanent homes for individuals, families and young people.

“Currently, we move one family into a home every day. The financial contribution and support from Repak and Panda Greenstar help us achieve this. Thank you so much to all involved.’

Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said his organisation was delighted to partner with Panda and support Focus Ireland.

“We encourage all businesses in Dublin city centre to pledge their support to the initiative and dispose of all recyclable plastic waste correctly using Panda Greenstar’s special edition waste bags to do so,” he said.

“Repak has over 3,000 members, many of whom operate in the city centre and we encourage them to further their contribution to the environment by partaking in this very worthwhile initiative.”

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