UK Recycle Week 2019

10 Sep 2019

UK Recycle Week takes place on 23–29 September 2019, in association with WRAP with this year’s theme on ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’. Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home. IOM3 recently joined the UK Plastics Pact and in support of this will celebrate UK Recycle Week with the launch of the new #WarrenStreetWindow at the London offices. The display will feature household waste products that many do not know can be recycled.

So you may be thinking what is not classed, as ‘I’m not rubbish,’ and what actually can go into the recycle bin. According to Camden Council, the following can be reused or recycled:

  • plastic – including carrier bags, bottles, pots, tubs and cartons, magazine wrapping, fruit punnet, food trays
  • paper – including newspapers, magazines, letters, wrapping paper
  • cardboard – including cereal and egg boxes
  • metal – including tins, cans, aerosols, aluminium foil and bottle tops
  • glass – including bottles and jars
  • food waste – fruit and vegetables, leftover foods, bread, rice, teabags and coffee ground and eggs and eggshells

Items not for recycling include black bin liners, textiles, nappies or food.

You must:

  • rinse and empty all containers. 
  • remove film lids on plastic pots, tubes and trays
  • flatten or fold large cardboard boxes

Textiles can be recycled in local retailers including H&M, Marks and Spencer, Levis, Tesco and Zara or you can donate to charity or visit your local clothes bank.

Other items that are more difficult to recycle but can be collected include:

  • crisps packets
  • sweet wrappers
  • batteries
  • bubble wrap
  • bike tyres

IOM3 are proud to be supporting this week. Make sure you get involved on social media using the hashtags #RecycleWeek and #WarrenStreetWindow