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Global Recycling Day

March 18th is Global Recycling Day to highlight the importance of not wasting our finite resources and generating more waste than we can process.

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What is Global Recycling Day?

This global day of recognition was set up by the Global Recycling Foundation and is now in its third year.

It aims to shine a spotlight on the value of recycling in combating climate change.

They have two simple missions for the day:

  1. To tell world leaders that recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed.
  2. To ask people across the planet to think resource, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us – until this happens, we simply won’t award recycled goods the true value and repurpose they deserve.

Recycling more could help save a billion tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030 which goes a long way to helping us meet the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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How can I get involved?

If you know someone who is a big advocate for recycling then nominate them to be a recycling here. Here’s what you need to know to nominate.

You could also organise a local recycling event to help raise awareness and promote behaviour change. The Global Recycling Foundation have a list of handy tips to help you plan something – find it here.

You can also play your part by making sure you segregate your rubbish at work and make use of any recycling available.

Or visit www.carewithoutcarbon.org/dares and make a pledge to recycle more and reduce your waste going to incineration or landfill.