NTR's Greenstar Announces First Single Stream Recycling Facility in Houston, Texas


December 20 2010

Dublin, 20th December 2010: NTR plc, the international renewable energy group, today announces that its North American sustainable waste management business, Greenstar Recycling, has officially opened the first single stream recycling facility in Houston, Texas. Single stream is an innovation in recycling that allows participants to combine all recyclables into one bin, greatly increasing the convenience to participating households and businesses. Greenstar has invested $7 million in upgrading to single stream recycling.

Greenstar has helped cities across Texas increase their recycling rates with the convenience of single stream - 300% in Dallas, 200% in San Antonio and 75% in Austin. Houston is now poised for growth and Greenstar expects recycling rates to increase now that single stream is available for business, residential subdivisions and municipalities.

“Greenstar believes that recycling should be at the core of all sustainability efforts,” commented Daryl Smith, General Manager of Greenstar Houston. “We are proud to be the first to offer Houston single stream – a convenient, sustainable recycling solution.”

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About NTR plc

NTR plc, the international renewable energy group, builds and runs green energy and resource-sustaining businesses. Founded in 1978, NTR has evolved from being a developer and operator of infrastructure in Ireland to an international developer and operator of renewable energy (wind, solar and ethanol) and sustainable waste management businesses in the USA and Ireland. The Group employs over 2,000 people. www.ntrplc.com

About Greenstar Recycling

Greenstar is one of America’s recycling leaders providing sustainable recycling solutions in the recycle processing, commodity upgrading, managed services and commodity trading sectors of the solid waste market. Greenstar launched its North American operations in 2007, establishing Houston as its headquarters. Greenstar has grown quickly to become one of the largest recycling companies in America and has helped communities across Texas and other parts of the nation kick-start recycling programs and increase recycling volumes. In December 2010, Greenstar announced a five-year partnership with the Houston Dynamo as Exclusive and Official Jersey Sponsor. The company handles two million tons of recyclables per year through a network of 14 processing facilities with over 10,000 managed services locations. Greenstar is backed by NTR plc, a diversified renewable energy and sustainable waste management group. www.greenstarrecycling.com

NTR plc Media Enquiries:

For Ireland - Heneghan PR, Nigel Heneghan / Rachel Watchorn: Tel + 353 1 660 7395
For USA - Brunswick Group, Oliver Philips / Dominic McMullan: Tel + 1 212 333 3810

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