AES Bord na Móna delivers Green Ploughing Championships

Bord na Móna AES has announced plans for a ‘Green National Ploughing Championships’. Key elements of the plan include a pledge of zero waste to landfill, a three-bin system to enable people to separate their waste and on-site organic waste being used to generate renewable electricity.

This year the company will manage a full day and night service, which will manage all the waste streams generated at the event in a sustainable way. Recycling is being handled through Bord na Móna AES Recycling Centres and Facilities while organic waste is being diverted to a local anaerobic digestion facility which generates renewable power and provides heat for a local community and charity centre.

Announcing the Green Ploughing Plan, AES Commercial Sales Representative, Paul Flanagan, said: “This is our fifteenth year managing the waste generated at the Ploughing Championships and we are delighted to be providing an increased Green Service. Nothing is going to landfill, we are recovering and recycling everything we can to support the circular economy, and all organic matter is being used to help generate renewable electricity. We have a very dedicated team who will be on-site, around the clock, for the entire event, making sure we have a greener ploughing event.

“Our support for the farming and rural community isn’t just for the Championships but is delivered year-round. As well as our commercial and domestic services, AES offer a range of new recycling services including:

  • Farm-plastic recycling at the Littleton Recycling Facility, and
  • Tyre recycling with over 5000 tonnes of tyres recovered from farms in the past 12 months.”

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