Recycle Week 2020 is being held this week, from 21 to 27 September. The theme is about thanking the nation under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’.
The organisers, WRAP, want Recycle Week 2020 to recognise the sacrifices that key workers and citizens have made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us. It’s recycling and waste key workers that have heroically carried on collecting while the world slowed down around them.
Several BRAG members joined Councillor Guy Lambert on 30 August for the resumption of his monthly litter-picking sessions. Many thanks to Tynissa, Community Champion at Morrisons Brentford, who was among the pickers and supplied water and snacks.
The litter picks will be held on the last Sunday of the month from 2pm to 3pm.
Councillor Lambert supplies litter pickers and bags, plus gloves if needed. He is urging people to nominate hot spots/black spots that could be tackled in future sessions.
The Recycle Your Electricals Campaign has unleashed HypnoCat, a pink fluffy feline that uses its hypnotic superpowers to persuade people to recycle their electricals rather than binning them. His pink coat reflects the designated colour for electrical recycling.
The campaign has been launched in response to the UK’s surge in clearing out during the coronavirus lockdown. It was initially rolled out on paid social media and radio in four locations across the UK: Bristol, Bath and North Somerset; Tyneside and Newcastle; Edinburgh and Falkirk; and Norwich. Continue reading →
Paper face masks and other paper PPE should NOT be put in your recycling containers: they should be discarded in a closed bin. For information on putting on, using and taking off a mask, please click on this link from the World Health Organization.
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