28th Nov, 2020

Bromsgrove buildings lit up green to mark Recycle Week 2020

Harry Leach 24th Sep, 2020

KEY buildings including Parkside and Catshill Village Hall will have been illuminated in green this week as the district council looks to say thank you to businesses and households who recycle.

The council will be taking part in its 17th annual Recycle Week which began on Monday and runs until Sunday, September 27.

It is aimed at highlighting the town’s waste workers and the importance of recycling.

As well as lighting up buildings, the council will share a number of educational posts on social media.

And it has set up a Q&A feature for people who are confused about what can and cannot be recycled.

Residents can show their support for Bromsgrove waste workers by using #ThankCrew on Twitter.

Council leader Coun Karen May, said: “Much of the focus during coronavirus has been on key workers in the NHS, so I think it is wonderful that we are taking a week to show our support for our own frontline staff.

“They have continued to work and risk their own wellbeing during this time for the good of our residents.

“So, this Recycle Week, whether it’s washing out yoghurt pots or putting your waste in the right place, I’d urge all Bromsgrove district residents to make small changes so that together we can make a big difference.”

Statistics released by Recycle Now show throughout the lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly nine in ten households saying they regularly recycle.

Ninety-three per cent of UK households say they believe that everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment.

Visit letswasteless.com or bromsgrove.gov.uk or more information about recycling in your area.

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