Recycle Week 2015
Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling awareness week, and it’s your chance to get the word out on how to recycle more in your local area. It’s happening from the 22nd to the 26th of June.
We’re calling on workplaces, schools, colleges, local authorities and community groups to get involved and host events in their local area in a bid to boost recycling rates.
There's a huge range of materials available to helkp you promote recycling during the week which you can download from the Recycle Week Materials page.
Here are some things you could try:
Workplaces: Why not try some staff engagement events to increase recycling rates in your office? You could look at focusing on some items you don’t currently recycle, like pens, cans, batteries, books, toner cartridges, furniture, IT equipment, mobile phones or small electricals. You could run a recycling challenge – see which department is the best!
Schools: It’s the last week of term for most schools, so why not try running a poster competition, making your own recycled paper or recycling household items into something useful and creative for a bit of end of term educational fun? You could also run lessons on what happens to recycling once it’s collected – how plastic bottles become football shirts or food waste becomes electricity.
Local authorities: Recycle Week is the perfect time for councils to engage with householders and encourage them to use their recycling service more effectively. If you’ve recently changed your service and people are still adjusting, it’s a great time to remind them what you do and don’t take in your collections and where they can take things to places like bring sites.
Community groups: If you’re looking for ways to engage your local community on environmental issues, Recycle Week offers loads of opportunities for fun ways to get people rolling their sleeves up. Why not run events to get people actually recycling materials themselves? You could make your own paper, transform scrap wood into planters, make fun sculptures from old tyres – there are loads of fun ways to get involved.
We’ll be adding a whole range of support materials very soon, so watch this space for a toolkit, posters, guides, template media materials and more.
You can register your events in our events calendar.