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Meat processing firm hailed for investment in environmental measures

Published 21/10/2015

Mark H Durkan praised the investment
Mark H Durkan praised the investment

A large meat processing firm in Northern Ireland has reduced its emissions from heating and cooling by 75%.

Linden Foods in Dungannon has invested over £1 million in the initiative.

The company signed a voluntary prosperity agreement with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in August 2014 making groundbreaking commitments to improve environmental performance.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "The progress made by Linden /Linergy in just 12 months is most impressive and has surpassed all expectations.

"Just 12 months into the agreement, Linden has invested over £1m in carbon reduction initiatives including a new refrigeration and heat recovery system, the only facility of its kind on the island of Ireland.

"Linden and Linergy are outstanding examples that 'good for the environment, good for business' is achievable through cooperation, innovation and strong leadership. This is a real step change in how businesses and regulators can work together. I hope to see more of this type of innovation and leadership from other businesses across all sectors here."

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