Global Recycling Day 2021 17/03/2021

For The Planet...

Today marks the annual #GlobalRecyclingDay, where the world comes together to raise awareness about the desperate need to recycle and reuse in order to keep our planet healthy.

You can’t have missed the hundreds, if not thousands of reports in the media all about global warming, the mountains of waste us humans make, the impact humans are having on the planet and, of course, the effects of climate change. Unless we actively do something now and address the imbalance, who knows what the future is going to hold? It’s all rather scary. But there are things we can do help stop it.

The UK only recycles a small proportion of its rubbish, yet Switzerland, Holland and Germany recycle over half of their waste. We are running out of landfill space, particularly here in the UK. Landfills can be horribly polluting, so given this recycling and composting makes more sense than just throwing things in the garbage.

Did You Know?

The UK only recycles a small proportion of its rubbish, yet Switzerland, Holland and Germany recycle over half of their waste. We are running out of landfill space, particularly here in the UK. Landfills can be horribly polluting, so given this recycling and composting makes more sense than just throwing things in the bin.

What can be recycled?

From batteries to magazines, head over to the Recycle Now WEBSITE to find out what to do with your rubbish. Also, take a look at the below video which shows what you can recycle around your home and how to prepare it for the recycling bin!

Did You Know?

Packaging represents about 65% of household rubbish and it makes up about one-third of the waste in an average dump.

A Low Waste Lifestyle

Another way we can help the recycling movement is by reducing the amount of waste we produce in the first place! Take a look at the blogs, websites and resources below to see how you can help!

Did You Know?

Around 80% of the items in our landfills could be recycled?!

Why bother recycling?

There are all sorts of reasons why you should make the effort to recycle what you can; from saving energy, to looking after the world’s ecosystems and conserving natural materials, taking the time to recycle your rubbish helps protect our planet for the future generations 

Friends of The Earth have a really interesting article all about 7 of the benefits of recycling, you can check it out HERE

 

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