Over 600 employees attended workshops to learn about the importance of good waste disposal and recycling practices. Demonstrations on the correct methods of dealing with waste streams were given by the Project Environmental Advisors, Roadbridge Limited and McGrath Waste. A call to action was made to all employees to take personal responsibility for their waste practices at work and also at home.

Speaking at the conclusion of the workshops, Aoife Reynolds, Environmental Advisor with Shell, said: “The Corrib Gas project is one of the largest construction sites in Ireland. By holding our second ‘Waste Awareness Week’, we placed a focus on the importance of managing waste and encouraged everyone to give greater consideration to enhanced waste management and improving our waste recovery performance”.

“Metal, timber, mixed recycling and organic waste were just some of the topics we covered in the various workshops. On behalf of SEPIL, I want to thank the contractors who assisted in making the week such a success” said Aoife.

Declan McGrath, Director at McGrath Waste, who co-hosted the workshops and is the waste contractor on site, added: “McGrath Waste is delighted to be working with Shell who are actively promoting good waste management.

“It was very encouraging to see the keen interest of employees and to hear their views on further measures that could be implemented to improve waste management.

“We are sure that this week’s activities will increase everyone’s awareness of the importance of waste disposal and recycling, both at work and home.”