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
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.
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
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
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