Recycle Week 2019

Recycle Week 2019

Sustainability is firmly on the national agenda and the public is looking to organisations to help solve major environmental issues. That makes Recycle Week a greater opportunity than ever to change people’s recycling behaviours while gaining positive publicity. 2019 is the year we’re taking action.

 

Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. The aim of the week is to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home. 

This year’s theme will be: ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands.’

 

2019 is the year of the environmental activist. We’ve seen this through protests and marches. From Greta Thunberg to Our Planet and Sir David Attenborough – environmental concerns have never been so front of mind for the nation. We want to capitalise on this as it’s a golden opportunity for us to inspire and support Nottinghamshire residents to take action and make recycling the new norm.

By highlighting the good work of Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycling ambassadors within Nottinghamshire we hope to inspire everyone to think about the waste they produce and recycle correctly. 

 

Recycle Week 2019 will be full of action asking people to rinse, crush, squash, sort and separate. In the bathroom, the kitchen, the office and the great outdoors. Getting them to do something powerful and radical that will really make a difference.

 

Make one small change this #RecycleWeek and switch your cup to a reusable mug. We're making it super easy too, enter our daily prize draw to win one (link below)

 

Recycle Week - It's in our own hands - case studies

Steve Hunt - Reclaimed woodworker

Meet Steve Hunt from Rushcliffe
Steve uses reclaimed timber in his creations. 
Find out more about his artwork and enter to win an Insect House

Suzanne Rawlinson - Reusing Textiles

Meet Suzanne Rawlinson from Mansfield
Suzanne reuses textiles in her creations. 
Find out more and enter to win a sewing course

The Furniture Project - Nottinghamshire

Meet The Furniture Project from Newark and Sherwood
The Furniture Project collect household furniture and household electrical items that are reusable and pass them on to people in need / who are struggling to afford to furnish their homes. 
Find out more and enter to win a £50 voucher for their shop.

Vintage @ Albert - Denim reuse

Meet Martha Speed from Gedling
Martha Reuses denim jeans which are no longer fit to wear and other vintage fabrics and turns them into home accessories. 
Find out more and enter to win a pair of her denim cushions

Carr Hill Primary School - Tyre planters

Meet The Green Champions of Carr Hill Primary School in Bassetlaw
The Green Champions raise awareness of issues affecting our environment both at school and at home
Find out more about what they've been up to and the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund

Collingham and District Men in Sheds - Upcycling and repurposing wood

Meet The Collingham and District Men in Sheds - Newark and Sherwood
Collingham and District Men in Sheds create and repair items made from wood and metal in their community ‘shed’ workshop. Find out more and enter our #RecycleWeek prize draw to win a wooden bowl made by the group.
Find out more and enter to win a wooden bowl made by the group

Recycle Week Events

Saturday 21st September 10am - 1pm

Victoria Repair Cafe
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lutterworth Hall, Victoria Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7NT

Monday 23rd September 6pm - 9pm

FREE Make Do and Mend workshop - Designer Denim
Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility, NG19 0FL.
Booking essential

Thursday 26th September 10am - 11.30am

FREE Open Day at Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility, NG19 0FL
Nottinghamshire residents aged 7 and above welcome.
Booking essential

Thursday 26th September 1.30pm - 3pm

FREE Open Day at Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility, NG19 0FL
Nottinghamshire residents aged 7 and above welcome.
Booking essential