ACR+ member WRAP is organising under the Recycle Now brand the yearly Recycle Week, a week-long event to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues, which will take place between 25 September and 1 October 2017.

WRAP’s theme this year is ‘Recycling – It’s worth it!’ and is intended to give local authorities and others “the opportunity to bust some myths and really show the benefits of recycling”. This year the campaign will be broader in its approach than in 2016, to help people understand the benefits of recycling and what materials come back as, WRAP says.

In London, the Resource London programme, created by WRAP and London Waste and Recycling Board, has awarded eight grants worth 60.000 pounds to 16 boroughs. The boroughs will use the grants to amplify the national campaign to their residents. The programme in London will focus on working on London-specific challenges, such as low recycling rates among young adults in inner urban areas.

Glasgow Warriors rugby star Stuart Hogg has teamed up with ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland to urge people to become a waste warrior for Recycle Week. So far, about 300 Scottish businesses, groups and organisations have become a waste warrior and recycle more.

Source: www.letsrecycle.com 


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