Recycle Week 2016
Recycle Week (12- 18 September 2016) is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting easy ways to do more.
It’s a week for everyone and we’d love you to get involved – from local authorities, to businesses, to community groups, schools or even individuals, however much time or resource you have to give, it all makes a difference.
Our main theme this year is food waste recycling, but any recycling related activities are welcome. From hosting events, to introducing new recycling services, or even just sharing our messages on social media, there are lots of ways to get involved depending on how time and resource you have to give.
We’ll also be busting some commonly held myths about recycling in the run up to and through the week, so keep an eye out for our messages and please do share.
Partners – If you’re a business, local authority, community group, school or college, why not download our partners guide for great ideas on how to take part in the week. You’ll find within this some handy digital and print resources to download, and ‘how to’ PR and social media guides to help promote your activities.
And remember to register your activities here – you can choose to make your action public or private, but if you want to attract people to an event, it’s a great way to promote it. Use the registration page to let us know about your all your activities – it could be as simple as supporting the campaign on social media or using our recycling email signature that week to running a larger community awareness event or a recycling and litter pick – either way we want to know, so we can count it as an official action for the week.
Individuals – Recycle Week is a great time to make new habits and start recycling more. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Request a food waste caddy from your council and start to recycle your food waste;
- Check your council website and see if there’s more you could be doing – are you recycling your aerosol cans and plastic bottles from the bathroom?
- Encourage friends or family to start recycling;
- Have a clear out and visit your local recycling centre to make sure everything goes to a good use.