#RecycleWeekPlym – Roadshow in city centre to help get Plymouth recycling


A roadshow is being held in Plymouth city centre as part of Recycle Week (25 September to 1 October 2017).

The roadshow will take place at the Sundial on the Piazza on Friday 29 September from 9am to 3pm. It forms part of Plymouth City Council’s #RecycleWeekPlym campaign, working in partnership with the national campaign led by Recycle Now. It follows successful roadshows at Plymouth University and University of St Mark and St John Freshers Fairs, at which recycling officers from the council spoke to more than 500 people. Officers will also be knocking on doors to speak to residents about recycling throughout the week.

Recycling officers at the Freshers Fair last week.

It also follows the publication of new research which shows that people are only recycling 52 per cent of their bathroom recyclables, compared with 90 per cent of kitchen recyclables.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and the Environment said: “It’s really important that we all play our part to help increase recycling rates in the city and help make Plymouth cleaner and greener.

“The roadshow will be an opportunity to find out what you can recycle in Plymouth and also ask any questions you may have.”

To find out more about the Recycle Week campaign, search #RecycleWeekPlym on twitter.

For more information about your Plymouth’s recycling scheme, including details of what can and can’t be recycled from around the house, visit https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/binsrecyclingandwaste/whatgoeseachbin


Editor’s Notes

About Recycle Week

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual event to build awareness of, and encourage increased participation in recycling. It is organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand and will take place this year in the last week of September (25 September – 1 October).

About Recycle Now

Recycle Now is a campaign to encourage people in the UK to recycle more things, more often, from all around the home. The campaign aims to encourage behaviour change across the UK to reduce the amount of waste produced and use resources in an efficient way. For more information about Recycle Now visit: www.recyclenow.com