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Battery Recycling for LauraLynn

 

 Battery Recycling for LauraLynn

Recycle Your Household Batteries For Lauralynn

 

 

This September, Donegal County Council and Tidy Towns Groups throughout the county are teaming up to support the WEEE Ireland Battery Recycling Campaign in aid of LauraLynn Irelands Children’s Hospice.

 

 

The Battery Recycling Campaign will see participating Tidy Towns Groups distributing battery collection boxes within their community i.e. at local schools, community centres, post offices, shops & businesses with the target of raising awareness and increasing the number of batteries that are recycled county-wide. At the end of the month, full battery boxes will be collected and brought to a central location where the batteries will be weighed and brought for recycling.   

 

 

Every battery that is collected for recycling goes towards a monetary donation for the LauraLynn@HOME service which brings hospice care into the comfort of the child’s own home.  This service provides not only the specialist nursing care that the children urgently need, but also offers a range of other therapeutic interventions for the children, as well as emotional and practical supports for the whole family.  To date, LauraLynn@HOME has provided support to 68 families, and the funding received from WEEE Ireland goes a long way in helping towards the running costs of this vital service.

 

 

Last year, the national donation figure from battery recycling to LauraLynn, reached the €185,000 mark. After all the great work by Irish recyclers a further €50,000 was donated at the start of this year.

 

 

Donegal County Council is delighted to be supporting this very worthwhile campaign and Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with the Council says that “I am sure that the people of Donegal will make every effort this September to find any waste batteries lying around their homes and sheds in order to reach the recycling target for batteries of 45%, as set by the EU. If this happens, WEEE Ireland have pledged to top up the existing donation to hit the €250,000 mark to LauraLynn”.

 

 

“We really appreciate the support of the Tidy Towns groups throughout the county in this campaign as it will not only raise funds for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice but also promote battery recycling, protect the environment and assist Ireland in achieving the EU

battery recycling targets”.

 

 

For further information on this campaign please contact Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer at Tel: 074-9176276.

 

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