Recycle Week takes off across UK

28th September 2017 | Recycling

Councils and businesses across the country are hosting events to mark the 2017 Recycle Week to raise public awareness about recycling and waste. Staring on 27 September, Recycle Week runs until 1 October around resource charity WRAP’s theme “Recycling – It’s worth it.”

The resource charity said that insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker have shaped the theme of this year’s Recycle Week. According to WRAP’s insights, over half the UK population would like to know more about what their recycling gets turned into. Each day of the campaign focuses on a different material and what they can be recycled back into – including items that people think cannot be recycled, such as shampoo bottles and aerosol cans.

Veolia in London is marking this year’s Recycle Week by asking residents to reduce, reuse and recycle more plastics to support their #PlasticsPledge campaign. The waste management company announce it is also offering free usable bags as events for residents who take the pledge.

Londoners consume more plastic bottled water than anywhere else in England, but London has the lowest recycling rate in the UK, according to Veolia. “By supporting our #PlasticsPledge and adopting just one of the top tips above, Londoners really can make a difference to help reduce waste and create a more sustainable capital,” said Rochelle D’Cruz regional communications manager for Veolia in London.

Ealing council is also spreading the word at supermarkets across the borough, to provide information on the benefits of recycling and what people can do to improve their recycling habits.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said, “There’s so much that can be recycled and even those who recycle regularly will be surprised by items that could be added into the recycle bin. I encourage everyone to take a look at what they are throwing in the rubbish and see whether there’s anything they can recycle instead.”

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