This Recycle Week, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company and Haringey Council are thanking residents for their recycling efforts throughout the pandemic.
New statistics released by Recycle Now, show that despite the challenges of lockdown, most households continued to recycle regularly, and that residents used the extra time at home to become more environmentally aware.
The statistics revealed that:
- Nearly 9 in 10 households said that they recycled regularly during lockdown
- 73% of people are prepared to change their lifestyles to help the environment, up from 68% in 2019
- 93% of people believe that everyone has a responsibility to help clean up the environment.
This Recycle Week, Haringey residents are encouraged to expand their recycling knowledge by taking part in Veolia’s online Wonder Day, where they can learn more about the recycling process, watch myth-busting videos and get top tips on how to recycle right. To find out more residents can visit https://www.veolia.co.uk/london/wonderday
Tim Duret, Technology and Organics Director from Veolia said:
“This Recycle Week, we’re taking the opportunity to thank the public for continuing to recycle. 2020 has been the year that the environment has taken centre stage and sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Spending more time at home has led to a renewed appreciation of our resources and the key workers delivering recycling services. To build on this momentum, we’re inviting all residents to join us on the road to a green recovery, by attending our online Wonder Day, where they can learn even more about the importance of recycling.”
Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK, said:
“Despite everything that’s been thrown at them this year Haringey residents have continued to recycle and do the right thing with their waste. I want to thank them for that, and I also want to recognise the vital role our recycling and waste workers play in protecting the environment. Everyone has pulled together this year and Recycle Week is a chance to say thank you and ask everyone to keep going and help us continue to make the changes that will protect the future of our planet.
“It’s fantastic to see that despite everything that has been thrown at them this year, more people than ever in Haringey are taking responsibility for protecting the environment by choosing to recycle. This is something we can all do, wherever we live – an individual action that, when performed by everyone, adds up to a huge change.
Haringey’s recycling and waste workers have been real heroes too, providing the best service possible under the most difficult of circumstances. The recognition they received in the form of friendly waves, notes, cards and gifts left out for them is heart-warming proof of how Haringey has cooperated.
“Recycle Week this year is an opportunity to thank everyone in Haringey for continuing to recycle, whatever their circumstances and to celebrate the way we have all pulled together. There has been a positive leap forward in attitudes that we must capitalise on so Haringey can do even better in the coming year!”
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About Veolia UK
Veolia Veolia London has activities in over half of London's boroughs. These activities range from recycling and waste management services for businesses and households, street cleansing and the maintenance of parks and open spaces, to the operation of modern waste recycling, treatment and disposal facilities.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.91 billion in 2018 (USD 30.6 billion). www.veolia.com
Recycle Week partners
This year, for the first time, Recycle Now is delighted to welcome commercial donors who are supporting Recycle Week: Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Co-op, Britvic, Highland Spring, Unilever UK and Ireland, Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I, Danone, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, Eco Surety, Suez and Waitrose are providing funding to help inspire citizens to recycle more of the right things, more often, as well as organising their own events and activities during the Week. L’Oréal is running a campaign before, during and after Recycle Week, during which 50p from each of the first 100,000 bottles of L’Oréal products sold in Boots stores will be donated to Recycle Now to help deliver its mission to get more people recycling more often.
About Recycle Week
First staged in 2004, Recycle Week is now the UK’s largest national annual recycling campaign. It is the week where citizens, media, local governments, and brands come together to meet one goal: to galvanise everyone into recycling more of the right things, more often.
About Recycle Now
Recycle Now is one of WRAP’s family of consumer facing brands.
An established brand, Recycle Now encourages and motivates citizens to recycle more things, more often, from all around the home. Using ground-breaking, robust insights and behaviour change theory, we develop interventions and campaigns to motivate citizens to change their behaviour.