This year’s Recycle Week runs from 21-27 September. The theme for this year is ‘Thanking the nation: ‘Together – We Recycle’. It’s all about saying a big thanks to everyone for continuing to recycle, despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented.
It may not feel like the actions of one individual can make that much of a difference; but according to Recycle Now, current UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of CO2 a year. That’s the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the road.
Recycling helps the planet and it can help you too. The more household items you recycle; for example, plastic bottles, cardboard, food waste and old clothes, the more land and energy is protected. This can help save local communities money, that would be used to dispose of waste in landfill.
Reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle climate change too.
Find out more
You can find out what household waste your refuse team collect, and what items your local recycling centre takes on Recycle Now’s local recycling page.
Find out more about how you can save energy and reduce your waste, on our saving energy page too.