The UK is marking its annual recycling week this week as a recent survey highlights “room for improvement” in recycling habits across the country.
Recycle Now, a recycling campaign managed by WRAP (waste & resources action programme), is holding its 15th annual recycling week during 24-30 Sept, with the theme “recycling. We do.”
The campaign aims to capitalise on the growing public concern about plastic waste, which has reached a climax since a BBC Blue Planet documentary highlighted the impact of plastics on the environment and wildlife last November.
“It's clear that today more and more citizens are recycling, with recycling rates going from just 10% in 2000 to over 45% today, but there is still more to do,” said a WRAP statement 20 Sept, ahead of the annual event.
At the same time WRAP released the results of its latest recycling survey, saying over half of UK households dispose of one or more items in the residual bin that is actually collected for recycling in their area.