When it comes to recycling, we’re all guilty of throwing some items into the green bin and then promptly forgetting all about them. Because we never really see where they end up, right?

Wrong! The ‘end result’ of recycling is actually all around us. Plastic shampoo bottles can be recycled into your favourite team’s football shirt. Food waste can be converted into electricity through a process called Anaerobic Digestion. Recycled kitchen cleaner bottles can have a new life as a garden slide…do you see where we’re going with this?

Recycle Week 2017The way recycled items come back into circulation is the theme of Recycle Week 2017. Recycle Week is the UK’s annual event to build awareness of, and encourage increased participation in recycling. It is organized by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand and is taking place this week – Monday 25th September – Sunday 1st  October 2017.

Now in its 14th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with this year’s theme being, ‘Recycling – It’s Worth It!’.

Last year’s Recycle Week was all about raising awareness of the everyday items around the home that many of us forget to recycle. Things like shampoo bottles, spray cleaners, bleach bottles, fruit punnets, toothpaste boxes, soap dispensers and yoghurt pots – all of which end up being disposed of at landfill unnecessarily.

This year’s theme aims to take that idea one step further and dispel any myths by showing us how those common household items end up coming full-circle, and why recycling actually benefits us in the long run.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what really happens to your recycling after you’ve thrown it out in the bin, have a look at some of the videos on the Recycle Now website.

Keep an eye out on our social media channels as well, as we’ll be sharing fun facts, videos and other information throughout Recycle Week 2017.

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