Recycle Week 2019
Recycle Week is here again, celebrating recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle more! As more people understand the importance of sustainability, they are beginning to make changes to their own recycling behaviours as well as looking to organisations to play a part in solving major environmental issues. This makes Recycle Now's Recycle Week 2019 campaign a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn more about recycling and positively change their recycling habits.
At Regen Waste, we believe that Recycle Week is a great chance to learn more and take positive action.
What is Recycle Week?
Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by Recycle Now and WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme). Now in its 17th year, this week-long campaign aims to encourage the public to recycle more, as well as demonstrating the benefits of recycling. This year, the key theme is:
‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands.’
2019 has seen environmental concerns becoming mainstream through protests and marches, as well as through environmental activists including Greta Thunberg and tv programmes such as Our Planet and Sir David Attenborough. This makes 2019 the perfect time to inspire and support individuals to take action and make recycling part of their normal lifestyle and routine.
Recycle Week 2019 will encourage people to make a change and begin recycling. Recycle Now are kicking off the action by asking people to rinse, crush, squash, sort and separate. Whether it's in your home or in the great outdoors, there are plenty of ways individuals can make a difference and contribute to protecting the environment.
Why Should We Recycle?
Recycling is easy to do and is extremely beneficial for the environment. Here are some of the benefits:
- It conserves resources and reduces the amount of natural resources used
- It saves energy as less energy is needed to manufacture recycled materials
- It protects the environment
- It reduces landfill and emissions of greenhouse gases
Councils across Northern Ireland provide households with colour-coded recycling bins and boxes, making it easier than ever to recycle. Many household products can be recycled including paper, glass and plastics as well as metal and organic wastes. Additionally, you can bring items to your local recycling centre. Find out more about drop off points and recycling centres near you.
Although Recycle Week is just one week, we believe that recycling should be an all year challenge. At Regen Waste, we work hard throughout the year to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, processing plastic, aluminium and more to create materials for new products.