18-24th June 2012 sees a nationwide focus on waste management thanks to National Recycling Week. The main aim of the WRAP-affiliated week-long event is to focus local authorities, businesses and retailers on recycling plastic bottles. Currently, the UK uses approximately 15million plastic bottles every day but less than 50% get recycled. Waste services are offering the chance to recycle more and more types of bottle as separation and recycling technologies improve, but public knowledge of these advances is not yet as high as it might be.
A website has been launched by Recycle Now which gives recycling information for everyday household items (not just plastic bottles) and explains what all the recycling symbols mean. It also contains an easy 4-step method to start recycling projects at work and gives a list of all recycling events across the country related to Recycling Week. Get involved!