WEEE Ireland’s Powerful Partnership with LauraLynn Continues….
WEEE Ireland announced that they are charging on with their fundraising partnership with LauraLynn! We are delighted that they are renewing their commitment for a further 5 years and will continue to donate vital funds as an incentive for the recycling of waste batteries until at least 2022.
Thanks to the mighty recycling efforts of householders throughout 2017 WEEE Ireland were able to make a donation of €50,000 to our special hospice. Last year, WEEE Ireland collected 874 tonnes of waste batteries, surpassing 2017 targets. That’s equivalent to 43,700,000 AA batteries!
The 2017 sum brings WEEE Ireland’s overall donation to €335,000 since the partnership first began back in 2011, powered year-after-year by the households, businesses and schools across Ireland returning waste batteries – with the help of campaign ambassador Bosco! Over the same period, WEEE Ireland has recycled an incredible 4,209 tonnes of waste batteries.
WEEE Ireland’s EU battery recycling target is to recycle 45% of waste batteries placed on the market annually in Ireland. As householders use more and more batteries in small electrical appliances this means every battery recycled in a WEEE Ireland blue battery box is more important than ever before.
This renewed partnership with LauraLynn takes the ability to make a difference beyond the blue box and puts it into the hands of every householder and consumer. WEEE Ireland’s donation to LauraLynn helps us to deliver invaluable hospice care and emotional, social and spiritual support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.