Make a difference by pledging to waste less this Recycle Week
Archived press release
Date Published: 22/06/09
Reduce your waste and recycle more!
Recycle Week runs from Monday 22 – Sunday 28 June.
This year the Recycle Now campaign is encouraging us all to think about the many, easy ways we can waste less and make more of the resources we have. There will be lots of fun eco-activities and events taking place throughout the week across Buckinghamshire.
In Aylesbury (beside the John Hampden statue) this Saturday (27 June), from 11am – 3pm, there will be a roadshow with recycled giveaways, recycling experts on hand to answer questions and interactive street theatre to get you thinking creatively about your waste. There's plenty of opportunity to join in and find out more about the different ways to waste less in your area.
Two-thirds of us now consider ourselves committed recyclers, and we are currently recycling 34 per cent of our total household waste across the UK. From recycling more of our everyday items like glass and plastic bottles to reducing our food waste, re-using carrier bags or trying out new things like home composting, there’s lots of things we can do to help cut back on the amount of waste we send to landfill.
In the past five years alone we’ve saved 30 million tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking a third of our cars off UK roads for a year – so recycling really is making a difference.
From today you can also register a personal pledge to waste less by SMS text or at www.recyclenow.com
On signing up to one of a selection of pledges – everything from recycling old electricals and unwanted clothes to going completely waste free for a day – pledgers will receive details about the positive effect your pledge will have on the environment.
On the website, you can also check-out eco-celebrity pledges and read reports from our team of eco-bloggers who are tackling their own waste-free challenges.
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