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Greenstar is First Recycler to Implement New Technologies to Increase Local Recycling Volumes

September 16, 2010 -- Houston-based Greenstar North America (, a leading recycler in North America, today announced that it will be the first recycler to provide  single stream recycling services in Houston. Single stream is an innovation in recycling that allows participants to put recyclables conveniently into one bin – greatly increasing the convenience to participating households and businesses.

“Greenstar is investing in Houston because the demand is here,” commented Matt Delnick, CEO of Greenstar North America. “The people of Houston want to make the right choice and recycle. Now we will be able to recycle with convenience in Houston while reducing the cost of disposal and preserving our environment.”

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 once single stream is available.

Greenstar is upgrading its existing facility on Brittmoore Road in Northwest Houston with an anticipated launch date in November of this year. The facility has a long history of providing recycling services with operations dating back to the 1970s. The facility upgrades will include new technologies to automate the sorting process so that materials come in mixed, but end up cleanly separated, baled and ready for sale as inputs into new products.

“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.”

About Greenstar North America
Greenstar is a leading recycler in North America backed by NTR plc, one of the world’s leading renewable energy and recycling companies.Greenstar entered the U.S. market in 2007 and quickly established a platform for growth by acquiring some of the leading companies in the industry.  The company handles two million tons per year of recyclables.

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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 Europe. The Group employs over 2000 people.