Boston Borough Council is proud to ‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week in the biggest and best Recycle Week ever. Recycle Now and Boston Borough Council are asking residents to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits.
This year Recycle Now welcomes a celebrity ambassador to front Recycle Week and is delighted to be working with TV Presenter, Invictus Games Medallist and Strictly Come Dancing Star JJ Chalmers for the national campaign.
JJ is a keen environmentalist and is partnering with Recycle Now to inspire the nation to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change. JJ Chalmers said, “I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s campaign. I’m passionate about the environment and how we can battle climate change. I am delighted to be working with the Recycle Now team on what has become a really important week of action across the UK. I really want to encourage people to look at what they are doing and how they can ‘Step It Up’ and do even more… even better.”
Recycle Now and Boston Borough Council are asking the nation to ‘Step It Up’ and perfect our recycling habits.
Getting recycling right
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 clean foil, aerosols, and plastic toiletry (shampoo and conditioner bottles), plastic trays and cleaning and bleach bottles. This, say Recycle Now and Boston Borough Council, is where we need to ‘Step It Up’. 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.
Every year Recycle Week unites retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, national & local governments and the media to focus on how recycling can play a part in limiting the pressure we put on the planet through our use of natural resources.
Recycle Now and Boston Borough Council are here to help! Boston is a town of recyclers – but there are some simple things that we can all do to make our recycling even better.
Top tips for recycling in Boston:
- Recycle more of these items: Bathroom plastics and aerosols
- Make sure these never go in the recycling bin: Thin plastics such as bread bags, crisp packets and cling film, takeaway pizza boxes and pringle tubes, and nappies
And if you’re at all unsure about how to recycle a specific item, remember that our website can show you exactly what needs to go in the recycling bin where you live – just visit https://www.mybostonuk.com/waste/
Craig Stephens, Campaign Manager for Recycle Now, “This year we’re focussed on how recycling can help fight climate change and how by recycling even better we can have a bigger impact on our environment. Here in Boston it’s no different – more and more of us are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get our recycling right. So come on, Boston, keep up the great work and let’s make the town’s recycling better than ever before!”
Councillor Deborah Evans, Portfolio Holder for Waste Services at Boston Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that we are taking part in Recycling Week 2021. National trends show that people have a growing awareness of environmental and climate change issues. Our experience is that most people want to do their bit to help protect their environment. The good news is that everyone can help by maximising their recycling at home or in their place of work.
“I hope that the campaign this week encourages our residents to reduce and recycle even more of their waste. Everyone can do their bit for the environment, climate change and Boston Borough.”
For the second year running major brands are putting their support/backing behind the Week by donating to help fund it including: – Amazon, British Soft Drinks Association, Britvic, Coca-Cola, Coop, Danone, innocent drinks, Listerine, McDonald’s, The Natural Source Waters Association, Ocado, PepsiCo, Prevented Ocean Plastic, and Waitrose and Partners UK
To find out more about Recycle Week, and to find out what you can and can’t recycle where you live, visit www.recyclenow.org.uk/RecycleWeek