CitiPark launches plastic bottle recycling initiative at flagship car park

Leading car park operator, CitiPark, launches plastic bottle recycling initiative at their Merrion Centre branch throughout October

We are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use, and more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year (Plastic Oceans). Following the global impact of Sir David Attenborough raising this vital issue in his programme ‘Blue Planet 2’, the BBC announced a major initiative 'Plastics Watch', designed to positively enable the British public to help reduce plastic pollution.

CitiPark is passionate about protecting the environment and has already introduced a range of green initiatives, as well as investing in sustainable technologies to conserve energy, lower pollution and reduce waste. A part of our commitment to going green, CitiPark will take part in a week-long series of recycling and sustainability activities, involving a range of retailers and organisations, at the Merrion Centre from Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October.

But the environmentally forward-thinking company is going one step further by launching an innovative new plastic bottle recycling initiative: anyone wanting to pay for parking at the CitiPark-owned Merrion Centre car park during the whole of October can simply pay with plastic bottles which, once collected, will then be recycled into usable items such as shirts, toys and even chairs.

So if you want free or discounted parking at the Merrion Centre in October, hurry up and get the whole family busy collecting as many single-use plastic bottles and bring them to the CitiPark Merrion Centre office*

Charlotte-Daisy Ziff, Head of Corporate Social Responsibilities at Town Centre Securities (CitiPark’s parent company) & CitiPark, said: “Here at CitiPark we believe that we all have a part to play in ensuring the preservation and betterment of our environment for future generations. So this promotion not only offers our customers the chance of free/discounted parking, but they can also get rid of their waste plastic bottles and contribute to the protection of the environment at the same time: it’s a win-win all around! We hope that as many people as possible will get on board.”

*Terms and conditions apply, see below:
There is no limit on the number of bottles that can be brought in.
The bottles must be 500ml and over to qualify for the free parking, but CitiPark will take any size plastic bottle to recycle.
This promotion is not eligible for season ticket holders, partnerships, permit holders and all members of staff employed by Town Centre Securities PLC and CitiPark.
Each 500ml bottle equates to a 20p discount on the cost of parking.
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted tariffs and First Direct Arena events
To claim the money off parking, customers must personally hand all bottles to the CitiPark office attendant in the CitiPark customer service suite at the entrance to the Merrion Centre car park.
The attendant will exchange the bottles for discount vouchers to be put towards parking at one of CitiPark’s Merrion Centre pay stations.
There is no cash value to the discount vouchers and they are not redeemable for cash.
CitiPark reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time and at its sole discretion.

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