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Recycle Now Week

Archived press release

Date Published: 04/06/07

TV celebrity Denise Van Outen is putting the glamour into green this summer, by calling for households in Buckinghamshire to take part in a recycling revolution. The star of the smash BBC TV show ‘Any Dream Will Do’ is backing Re...

TV celebrity Denise Van Outen is putting the glamour into green this summer, by calling for households in Buckinghamshire to take part in a recycling revolution.

The star of the smash BBC TV show ‘Any Dream Will Do’ is backing Recycle Now Week – a national week of action to encourage us all to recycle more of our household and garden waste.

Running 2nd - 8th June, Recycle Now Week will be supported by Master Composters, Real Nappy Advisers, and Waste Officers who will be attending a series of road shows throughout Buckinghamshire (please see notes to editor for location details), persuading local residents to join in the campaign to help divert waste from landfill by simply reducing, reusing and recycling household waste.  Information and advice on how to do this will be provided at each event.  Visitors will also be able to test their knowledge on recycling by entering our prize draw competition, which has some brilliant prizes including an adult’s bike, compost bin, a month’s supply of Abel and Cole’s fruit and vegetables box, a hamper of environmentally friendly products and much more. 

Children will also be able to take part in some of the fun by designing their own cloth bag and entering our fantastic competition, which again includes the top prize of a child’s bike. 

Chairman of the Waste Committee for Buckinghamshire John Warder said, “I’d like to encourage parents and children to visit us during Recycle Now Week as the road shows are a fun and interactive way to learn more about how we can all do our bit by making small changes to our lifestyles.  Currently Buckinghamshire recycles 40% of its waste, however we need to continue increasing this figure, helping to divert more rubbish from landfill.”

Denise, whose search for the next Joseph has proved massive hit on BBC 1, said, “When I’m at home in the UK, I always use my council’s doorstep collection service, and I try to shop sensibly by buying goods that use less packaging. It’s really easy to get into the habit, and it makes a lot of environmental sense.”

Denise offered the following top recycling tips:
1. Don’t throw it outen: Remember to use your council’s doorstep recycling collection, if you have one. If you don’t, log on to www.recyclenow.com to find out where your nearest recycling centre is.

2. Get your hands dirty: Get a compost bin for your garden and food waste. Feed it with vegetable and fruit peelings, teabags, eggshells and garden prunings to create compost that will make your garden bloom.

3. Keep it in the kitchen: Make space next to your kitchen bin for a recycling container – then it’s as simple to recycle as it is to throw away.

4. Drop before you shop: Don’t forget, your local supermarket probably has recycling banks, so you can also recycle while you shop.

5. Buy it loose: When you are shopping at the supermarket, buy loose fruit and vegetables, rather than pre-packed. Get a ‘bag for life’, rather than using endless plastic carrier bags.

For more information please contact Anushka Desai, Communications Officer for Waste on 01296 382673 or 01296 387677 or visit www.recyclenow.com

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Notes to Editors:

The road show will be visiting:
MONDAY 4 Buckingham, Tesco Store

WEDNESDAY 6 Beaconsfield, Waitrose Store

THURSDAY 7 Chesham, Sainsbury’s Store

FRIDAY 8 Church Lane car park, Chalfont St Peter

 

 

Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Friar Square have supported the week by allowing the team to use their premises to promote these important messages. 

Recycle Now Week is organised and funded by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) - in partnership with the leading materials recycling organisations British Glass, Corus, Novelis and Recoup.

More information on all of WRAP’s programmes can be found at www.wrap.org.uk. More information about the co-funders and organisers of Recycle Now Week can be found at the following websites:

Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585099

Email:

communications@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk