Recycle Week campaign backed by Lord de Mauley

Filed under: Recycling — Posted by: Emma on June 19, 2013

From sheet plastic used in the manufacturing industry, to medical grade silicone, which is used in the medical world, we all need plastic, but we must use it in a responsible way – an idea that is being promoted this week.

June 17 saw the start of Recycle Week, which is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of recycling in the UK. Lord de Mauley of DEFRA has come out to support the importance of recycling plastics, saying:

“Dealing with waste and recycling properly not only makes environmental sense but also good business .We’ve made great strides in household recycling and over the next decade we can look forward to doing much more to reduce waste in the first place. Reusing and recycling products and materials will also open up new avenues for UK businesses in growing domestic and export markets.”

Recycle Week is an annual event that seeks to educate consumers on which products and materials can be recycled, which cannot and how to go about recycling a range of materials, including plastics.

Recycling plastics has never been easier than it is right now in the UK, with most local authorities offering a range of recycling collection services and collection points in their boroughs.

Recycling is now worth £13bn to the UK economy too, employing more than 400,000 people, something of which Lord de Mauley and the team behind Recycle Week are very proud and something they want to see grow even further in the coming years.

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