'Stepping It Up’ in the fight against Climate Change!

'Stepping It Up’ in the fight against Climate Change!

Enva is proud to be supporting Recycle Week 2021. 

Recycle Week, which takes place between 20 - 26 September, is the annual UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of the importance of recycling. The 2021 campaign builds on the momentum from earlier Recycle Week campaigns with this year’s theme: Step It Up this Recycle Week.

It’s the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.

Latest research from Recycle Now reveals that almost 9 out of 10 people now recycle. However, 55% of households put items in the general rubbish bin that can be recycled; including foil, aerosols, and plastic toiletry (shampoo and conditioner bottles), plastic trays and cleaning and bleach bottles. This is where we need to ‘Step It Up’. 

Sorting the right recyclable items into the right bin means they won’t needlessly end up in landfill.  When it’s done right, recycling is one of the easiest everyday actions we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. 

If you’re at all unsure about how to recycle a specific item, the Recycle Now’s Recycling Locator can show you exactly what needs to go in the recycling bin where you live. Link here: Recycle Now: Recycling Locator

In Scotland, to coincide with Recycle Week, Zero Waste Scotland has launched its Recycling Sorter, a new digital recycling tool will allow Scots to search what items can be recycled, and in which bin, in any Scottish local authority. Link here: Zero Waste Scotland: Recycling Sorter

We can all help fight climate change by recycling because recycling currently saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 every year, which is the same as taking 12 million cars off the road. You can do your bit by recycling as much as you can.

Take action this Recycle Week, It’s Time to Get Recycling Sorted.