Bangor named 3rd best UK city for recycling

Bangor was named as the 3rd best city for recycling in the UK, according to a new study by the non-profit organization Every Can Counts.

To coincide with Recycling Week (October 17-23), the nonprofit Beverage Can Recycling Association has created a ranking of the nation’s best and worst performing cities for recycling by analyzing the rates local authority recycling programs and self-reported attitudes and behaviors towards recycling – including the importance residents place on recycling and their efforts to recycle at home and in public places.

According to the research, 65% of household waste was sent for reuse, recycling or composting by Bangor households, 89% of residents always recycle at home, and 84% always recycle when “on the go”.

Newport in Wales has proven to be the UK’s top city for recycling, Chester comes second with Bangor third.

Asked about barriers to recycling, the main reason cited by is the lack of recycling bins in public places – a factor for almost a third (31%) – with more than six in 10 (62%) saying they feel their local authority could do more to help encourage local recycling.

It is closely followed by people who feel confused about recyclable and non-recyclable packaging (26%). More than a third (35%) of Britons say clearer symbols or recycling advice on product packaging would help them recycle more.

Britons consume an average of four canned drinks each week, with aluminum cans being some of the most recycled packaging in the country.

Every Can Counts commissioned the research to coincide with WRAP’s Recycle Week (October 17-23), an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling.

Chris Latham-Warde, Program Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “The need for recycling is now quite firmly in the minds of the general public and it is great to reveal and celebrate the efforts of the best performing cities around the world. UK.

“However, as we can see from the data, much more needs to be done to inspire change across the country, particularly around recycling on the go and in public places.

“As an organisation, our aim is to achieve a 100% recycling rate for aluminum cans in the UK, Europe and beyond. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, so there’s no reason why this valuable material can’t remain in endless circulation when recycled, and Recycle Week is the perfect time to encourage more people to achieve this.

Every Can Counts is a unique partnership formed between beverage can manufacturers, beverage can fillers and the wider recycling industry, all with the goal of achieving a 100% recycling rate for cans. of drink. The scheme provides free recycling assistance to businesses and organizations across the UK.