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Recycle Week 2019: Taking recycling into our own hands!

24.09.19

J&B Recycling is proud to be taking recycling into its own hands by supporting the biggest Recycle Week ever.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual event to build awareness of and encourage increased participation in recycling.

It is organised by WRAP and Recycle Now and takes place this year in the last week of September.

2019 has so far been one of protests and marches. Inspired by the BBC’s Our Planet, Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough - environmental concerns have never been so important to the nation.

Latest research from Recycle Now reveals that over 60% of UK households are now recycling more than they were a year ago because of environmental concerns.

The research shows that more and more UK households are recycling plastic drinks, cleaner, toiletry and shampoo bottles, amongst other items including glass and metal tin cans.

The level of increase of glass and metal/ tin cans is at a slightly lower level compared to the other items.

Nearly a third of these people cite environmental concerns as the main reason for doing more and other attribute it to an increased awareness of what can be recycled.

Whilst the research showed an increase in recycling, it also showed that UK households sometimes incorrectly put items like nappies, ceramics and toothpaste tubes in the recycling bin.

What and how we recycle really matters. Recycling an item rather than throwing it in the general rubbish bin means that it will be dealt with in the most environmentally friendly way, keeping materials in use and reducing the impact on the environment that using virgin raw materials would otherwise contribute.

Craig Stephens, campaign manager for Recycle Now, said: “This year we’ve all taken more notice of our impact on the environment, and realised that recycling is part of reducing that impact.

“More and more of us are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get our recycling right.“

To find out more about Recycle Week, and to use the Recycling Locator to find out what to recycle where you live, visit www.recyclenow.org.uk

If you would like to make an enquiry or if you require further information please contact us.

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