BUILDINGS in Bromsgrove district and across the county are being lit up green for National Recycling Week.
Now in its 18th year, the event sees retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal – to inspire the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.
Bromsgrove District Council and some of its business waste customers will be lighting up their buildings for the week which began on Monday and runs until Sunday, September 26.
This year’s ‘step it up’ theme aims to encourage residents to make small but powerful changes to their daily lives, such as recycling, to help combat climate change.
Coun Michael Thompson, Bromsgrove District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “Recycling just one bleach bottle can save enough energy to power a streetlamp for six-and-a-half hours, so if everyone improved the way they recycle, even in a small way, it could have huge impacts on our environment.
“There have been many things over the course of the pandemic which we have had no control over, but our impact on climate change is not always one of them. Environmental concerns are still on the increase and so we need to do more – we need to do it now – and we need to act together.”
Visit letswasteless.com for more, including an ‘A to Z of recycling’.