Recycle Week – 10th Year Celebration

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The event which focuses the UK on recycling – Recycle Week – celebrates its 10th birthday this year. It takes place from 17th – 23rd June with a theme of “Recycling at home and away.”

Recycle Week is organised by WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme) under the banner Recycle Now and includes local authorities, schools, businesses and retailers who focus on collections of packaging, metals, plastics, food waste and textiles. WRAP’s vision is a world without waste, encouraging people to recycle more by thanking them for their efforts and showing them what more can be done.

The UK has progressed rapidly since the first Recycle Week in 2004 and retailers and businesses are doing their part by either using more recyclable materials in their packaging or cutting down on packaging altogether. Councils are also providing more recycling bins and recycling centres, and society as a whole is significantly more aware of what waste products are doing to our environment and doing something about it!

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Jim Zechinati – Director of Engineering at MBA Polymers – Talks about the future of plastics recycling, better management of our resources, and the challenges and opportunities presented.

» Interview with Jim Zechinati

With more recycling plants opening and more collections being organised by the local councils, nobody will soon have an excuse not to recycle and help make the planet safer, greener and more environmentally friendly.

To support and promote the week MBA has created a poster with an image of plastic ‘flakes’ – part of the plastics recycling process.

» Download poster – A New Life for Plastics