Min­is­ter Can­ney and IFA agree to build on the good work of the farm tyre re­cy­cling ini­tia­tive

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

IFA Pres­i­dent Joe Healy wel­comed the pos­i­tive dis­cus­sions with the new Min­is­ter of State at the Dept of the En­vi­ron­ment Sean Can­ney re­gard­ing the po­ten­tial to ex­pand the net­work of bring cen­tres used to sus­tain­ably recycle old tyres, which were pre­vi­ously used to an­chor silage pit cov­ers.

Joe Healy said, “Min­ster Can­ney at­tended the bring cen­tre in Athenry last month and saw at first hand its suc­cess, with 780 farmers bring­ing over 1,200 tonnes of tyres for re­cy­cling in just one day. Many farmers have switched from pit to bale silage in re­cent years and need a sus­tain­able re­cy­cling so­lu­tion. This has been demon­strated by the huge suc­cess of the first four re­cy­cling bring cen­tres. I look for­ward to work­ing with Min­is­ter Can­ney in the com­ing weeks to fur­ther de­velop this nec­es­sary used tyre re­cy­cling ser­vice”.

IFA En­vi­ron­ment Chair­man Thomas Cooney added, “There is a real de­mand for the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of this suc­cess­ful waste tyre col­lec­tion ser­vice, with the equiv­a­lent of over 500,000 car tyres be­ing col­lected and re­cy­cled in just four days, in Coote­hill, New Ross, Athenry and Monard.

Farmers have a strong re­cy­cling record, for ex­am­ple over 27,000 tonnes of silage wrap are re­cy­cled an­nu­ally. We want to work with Min­is­ter Can­ney to de­liver the same suc­cess when it comes to the re­cy­cling of waste tyres and en­sure this waste stream is sus­tain­ably man­aged”.

IFA meets the new Min­is­ter of State at the Depart­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment Sean Can­ney re­gard­ing the po­ten­tial to ex­pand bring cen­tres for old tyres. L-R: Thomas Ryan, Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, IFA Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee, Joe Healy, IFA Pres­i­dent, Min­is­ter Sean Can­ney and Thomas Cooney, Chair­man, IFA Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee

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