Now in its eighteenth year, Recycle Week, is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling. This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Environmental Street Furniture are getting real, about where we are, where we want to be and how we’re all going to get there, together.
People have more questions than ever about their recycling, and ESF is supporting Recycle Now by giving people real answers throughout the Week and beyond.
This year’s campaign will focus on three common questions that many of us have when it comes to recycling: -
· Does my recycling really make a difference?
· One item in the bin can’t hurt, can it?
· Recycling is so confusing, Isn’t it?
ESF CEO Alan Lowry on Recycling week 2022,'’it's great to be a part of recycling week 2022, ESF has taken measures to recycle not only within the workplace to improve recycling but also with our products too. We have a great range of 100% recycled plastic street furniture products that we are proud to supply to local schools, zoo’s and businesses to help achieve a more sustainable approach for each of them’’
(Belfast Zoo, Recycled Plastic Picnic Tables)
Recycle Now will be providing recycling information and insights to answer these questions and clarify that by recycling we really can make a difference. In fact, recycling in the UK saves 18 million tonnes of Co2 a year – all these factors reduce greenhouse gas emissions which lead to climate change.
By getting our recycling right we can also have an impact. One wrong item in the recycling bin from each of us can make whole lorry loads unrecyclable. Recycling doesn’t have to be confusing - that’s what the Recycling Locator is for! Just pop in your postcode to find out what you can recycle where you live.
A host of exciting activities are happening across the UK for the Week.
And it’s no different here in Belfast, ESF will be supporting Recycle Week too. You’ll also notice some of our local landmarks are lighting up green for Recycle Week such as your local town halls and council buildings – go and check them out and remember to share your pictures on social media using #RecycleWeek!
Craig Stephens, Campaign Manager for Recycle Now, “By recycling even better we can have a big impact on our environment. In Belfast it’s no different – more and more people are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get our recycling right. So come on, Northern Ireland] keep up the great work and let’s make the City recycling better than ever before!”
To find out more about Recycle Week visit www.recyclenow.org.uk/RecycleWeek