National Recycling Week celebrates its 18th birthday
19 September 2021
By Hayley Carmichael
From 20th to 26th September the UK celebrates National Recycling Week. We create a lot of waste in healthcare; recycling as much as possible helps us reduce our carbon footprint.
Recycle when you can’t reduce or reuse
This year National Recycling Week celebrates its 18th birthday. Every year, organised by the national waste charity WRAP they seek to promote the practice of recycling to get more of us doing it and doing more of it too. You can find out more from WRAP here.
While we can’t recycle everything we would like to, we can recycle some items, paper and card, cans and some plastics for example. If we all strive to recycle all that is possible it really helps reduce the waste that goes to be incinerated which has a much higher carbon cost for us.
Keeping non recycling out of our recycling bins also helps ensure that we can recycle everything possible. If there is non recycling in recycling waste the whole lot can’t be recycled, so thinking about what goes into what bin is really helpful.
You could take our ‘one less piece’ pledge to help you commit to recycling as much as possible and support WRAP with their call for us all to step up and recycle more.