This year’s Recycle Week, Recycle Now’s flagship annual event, is 16-22 October. The theme is The Big Recycling Hunt, shining a spotlight on waste that could be recycled but is often sent to landfill.
With a multi-award-winning flagship film, Let’s Get Real, last year’s event aimed to challenge misconceptions about recycling and improve behaviours. The result was that 14% of UK adults (7.1 million citizens) saw or heard about Recycle Week, and 47% (3.7 million) said this led them to act.
They aim to transform London into a low-carbon circular economy and a global leader in sustainable ways to live, work and prosper through:
The production of less waste
An increase in waste that’s re-used or recycled
The use of waste collection, treatment and disposal methods that are more beneficial to the environment in London
One of the main ways they’re achieving this is by: “inspiring Londoners to save the world, one behaviour at a time: motivating London’s citizens to waste less and reuse, repair, share and recycle more, and encourage them to use London’s boroughs’ recycling and waste services”.
As well as 400 kerbside collection point services, the funding will support the launch of an online service for Brighton and London users called the Library of Things.
Charlotte Thorpe of Library of Things said: “In London and Brighton, more than 16,000 residents have already prevented more than 150 tonnes of WEEE from ending up in landfill by renting instead of buying occasional use household items”.
To drive WEEE recycling in London further forward, 4,000 north Kensington residents will be provided with regular collections and drop-off points as well as electrical repair workshops. While half a million residents in the Richmond and Wandsworth areas will benefit from small WEEE kerbside collections and bring bank services.
Your local London WEEE recycling collection company
It’s fantastic to hear about these initiatives and we hope to support them with our own London WEEE recycling services. RJS Waste Management can provide everything from office clearances and WEEE collection to fluorescent light recycling and recycling of IT equipment.
Contact your local London WEEE recycling collection company on 020 7859 4520 to find out more.
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