Next Monday is the start of National Recycle Week, with many major supermarkets and producers signed up to fund and support consumers in recycling more of the right things, more often.
Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling and a chance to inspire more of us to do the right thing. This year the theme is 'Thanking the Nation, together we recycle', acknowledging the way citizens have continued to try their best despite the difficulties presented by Covid-19.
Most notably, thanks are due to our Hereford Waste and Recycling collectors who carried on right through lockdown as key workers, making it possible to 'do our bit' to reduce waste.
Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Co-op, Britvic, Highland Spring, Unilever UK and Ireland, Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, Danone, Suez, Ecosurety, PEPSICO, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Waitrose & Partners, Aldi and SAP will all be funding activity during the week to help inspire citizens to recycle. Watch out for displays at your local supermarket.
What do you normally recycle? Is there any scope to do more to reduce your landfill waste? Foil is now not accepted in recycling collections but you can still take it to your local tip. For new opening hours and Covid-19 regulations visit the Council waste and recycling pages.
Did you know you can even recycle the dreaded crisp packets now - see the map of collection points and click here for details and locations?
Building on last year
In 2019, Recycle Week reached a whopping 16 million people on digital channels alone including an inspirational collaboration with LADbible. An impressive 91 per cent of people who saw the campaign said they recycled more than in the previous year.
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