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Carbery makes good on its Green 50 pledge

February 14th, 2017 8:15 AM

By Southern Star Team

Pictured are Carbery staff donating their €2,000 cheque to Dr Jason van der Velde from the West Cork Rapid Response. (Photo: Philip Daly)

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LAST year Carbery Food Ingredients assigned itself a target of diverting 15% less waste to landfill compared to 2015 levels. 

The pledge was made as part of the Green 50 initiative. This is a not-for-profit initiative whose mission is to raise money for charities through the promotion of green practices and how savings can be made through resource efficiency. 

Carbery staff selected the ‘Jeep for Jason’ West Cork Rapid Response as their chosen charity. 

Thanks to an excellent effort by all staff at the Ballineen site, Carbery exceeded the goal of 15% landfill reduction, achieving an actual waste diversion figure from landfill of 19.3% which equates to a total weight reduction of 22.5 metric tonnes. 

As part of their Green 50 pledge Carbery donated a €2,000 cheque from their waste savings to the ‘Jeep for Jason’ West Cork Rapid Response charity. In doing so, Carbery also became the first company in Ireland to fulfill its Green 50 pledge.

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