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Litter Composition Producer Report 2019-2020                                        

                                                                    Available to view and download here

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and DAERA commissioned an independent litter compositional analysis between January – March 2019. The report found that 77% of branded litter in Northern Ireland is manufactured by 25 Producers. A staggering 52% of litter in Northern Ireland is manufactured by just 7 producers.  

Following an initial launch of a Litter Composition Report, this is the first time the results from the Litter Producer Analysis has been published. No similar study has been conducted in Northern Ireland to date (February 2021).


Litter Composition Report 2019/20                                         

                                                                 Available to view and download here

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and DAERA commissioned an independent litter compositional analysis, the Litter Composition Report 2019/20, to alert both the general public and business community to the seriousness of the situation. 71% of items littered contained plastic

Businesses Tackling Plastic

 Are you a business that wants to tackle pointless plastic, but isn't sure where to start? Contact claire.hudson@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org for your free Tackling Plastic Business Toolkit.   

The toolkit takes you through 5 easy steps to tackle pointless plastic in the workplace. It includes templates and articles to help you be business ready for future legislation on the banning/reduction of single-use plastics.

On completion of the 5 steps, you'll receive a certificate and sticker to show you're doing your bit to tackle pointless plastic. Your business will also be added to our interactive map showcasing local businesses 'doing good' and on social.

If you're part of a business association where a number of businesses complete the toolkit, we can provide free outdoor advertising to help promote the business community taking sustainable actions. To help support business communities back up and running after COVID-19 lockdown.

                                                                  

One local business tackling plastic is International Synergies NI Ltd. who deliver Invest Northern Ireland's free Resource Matching Service. Working with over 2000 businesses ranging from steelworks manufacturers to bee-keepers, the service helps businesses to find alternative solutions for their wasted resources by finding another company that wants them. To date, the service has helped NI businesses to save over £25.7 million in cost savings and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 352 tonnes. Click here for more information on their COVID-19 response.