Now in its eighteenth year, Recycle Week is the nation’s largest annual celebration of recycling. This Recycling Week, Recycle Now and Newry, Morne and Down District Council are getting real, on protecting our environment in the fight against climate change by looking at where we are, where we want to be and how we are all going get out there, with even better recycling habits.
This year’s campaign will focus on three common questions that many of us have when it comes to recycling:-
- Does my recycling really make a difference?
- An item in the trash can’t hurt, right?
- Recycling is so confusing, isn’t it?
Newry, Morne and Down is an area of recyclers, so the next step is to make sure we get the right recycling by reducing contamination in our recycling bins. One of the easiest ways for residents to solve this problem is to recycle more of the good stuff, more often. Here are some tips residents can follow to help us make our recycling even better:
- Your blue bin is for dry recycling materials, including glass, bottles and jars
- Your brown bin is for ALL food waste
- Your black bin is for all non-recyclable materials
- Remember: recycling materials MUST NOT be placed in your black bin.
If residents are unsure how to recycle a specific item or need more information on recycling materials at home, please visit: www.newrymournedown.org/blue-green-bin
Residents have more questions about their recycling than ever, and the Council is supporting Recycle Week by giving people real answers throughout the week and beyond. We will examine where we are, where we want to be and how we will all get there, together
Recycle Now will provide recycling information and ideas to answer these questions and clarify that by recycling we can really make a difference. In fact, recycling in the UK saves 18 million tonnes of Co2 per year – all of these factors reduce greenhouse gas emissions which lead to climate change.
By optimizing our recycling, we can also have an impact. One wrong item in everyone’s recycling bin can render entire truckloads unrecyclable. Recycling doesn’t have to be confusing, Recycle Now and Newry, Morne and Down District Council are here to help!
Newry, Morne and Down District Council Chairman, Councilor Michael Savage said: “This year we have all taken greater account of our impact on the environment and realized that recycling is a key part of reducing this impact. Our latest recycling rates show that more and more of us are recycling, but we could do better! We need to ensure that our recycling is correct by reducing contamination in our recycling bins. »
Cllr Savage continued, “I really want to encourage all of our District residents to look at what they’re doing and ‘get real’ about recycling throughout Recycle Week and beyond, to help fight climate change. One of the easiest ways for residents to solve this problem is to recycle more of the good stuff, more often. »
Craig Stephens, Campaign Manager for Recycle Now, said: “By recycling even better, we can have a big impact on our environment. In Newry, Morne and Down it’s no different – more and more people are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get the right recycling. So come on, Newry, Morne and Down, keep up the great work and let’s make recycling better than ever!”
To learn more about Recycle Week and to find out what you can and cannot recycle where you live, visit: www.recyclenow.org.uk/RecycleWeek or www.newrymournedown.org/blue-green-bin.