Recycle Week : 18 - 24 June 2012
Here’s a quick glance of some of the events held around the UK during Recycle Week 2012.
A Recycle Week Round-up
The Olympic Torch Relay wasn’t the only event happening in June this year – Recycle Week events popped up here, there and everywhere too.
From the south coast to the north, and from east to west, UK councils highlighted what can be recycled locally. Businesses informed staff of their recycling schemes and supermarkets, retailers and brands joined hundreds of other people who blogged, posted and tweeted the plight of the humble plastic bottle…encouraging everyone to recycle plastic bottles.
Over 40% of local councils in the UK promoted recycling during the Week and below is a snapshot of activity. Do you have a photo of your local Recycle Week event? If so, please send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see examples of what others did on the Partners Wall.
Here are some of the photos...
A specially-commissioned sculpture linked to the Titanic and made entirely of waste materials was unveiled outside City Hall by Belfast City Council to mark Waste Week.
Staff from Monmouthshire County Council promoted plastic bottle recycling at their roadshow.
Angus Council joined with Repic to encourage local people to recycle their waste electrical or electronic equipment at recycling centres.
Glasgow City Council held a three day recycling event in George Square and launched their new recycling on the go bins.
Bradford residents swished over 500 items this Recycle Week and all proceeds from the event went to the Lord Mayors Appeal fund and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Residents in Shropshire were able to find out more about recycling at this roadshow event.
And residents across Oxfordshire were able to see bales of locally collected plastic bottles and find out more about their local scheme too. This roadshow was in Banbury.
It wasn't all roadshows either. In Southwark their were tours of the recycling plant and children enjoyed a visit to the Recycling Discovery Centre where they could learn about what happens to their recycling and how it is sorted.