21 September 2020

Recycle Week 2020

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It’s that time again: WRAP’s 17th annual Recycle Week kicks off on the 21st of September. The aim is to once again raise awareness and increase recycling habits amongst businesses and the general public which will hopefully stretch beyond Recycle Week and throughout the entire calendar year. The question is, how can you get involved with Recycle Week 2020?

Recycle Week 2020

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) was set up in the year 2000 to promote sustainable waste management and Recycle Week was launched shortly thereafter. This year, the theme for the event is ‘Thanking the nation: ‘Together – We Recycle’ and aims to capitalize on the UK’s solidarity in continuing to recycle during the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can get involved with Recycle Week by sharing your recycling tips and images on social media using the hashtag #RecycleWeek and engaging with Recycle Now on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 2019 saw Recycle Week reach 16 million people via digital channels alone and saw a huge uptake in new recycling practices from those who engaged so here’s hoping this year sees that figure continue to rise.

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The Recycle Week section of recylenow.com is full of useful facts and figures including some eye-opening numbers regarding the UK’s recycling habits. Did you know, for example, that each UK household tries to recycle at least one item which is not able to be recycled? Recycle Now reports that these are usually commonly-used items such as toothpaste tubes and juice cartons which cannot be recycled. These are good examples of how often we can make mistakes whilst trying to do the right thing.

The Recycle Week website also features guides on how to reduce your waste, as well as advice on sustainable buying habits and ‘reducing and reusing’ tips, which will all have a positive impact on the planet and probably your pocket too. So many minor changes can be made to our daily life which can have a major impact on the work around us, but the assumption is that these changes often involve a significant cost or time investment.

Recycle Week is the time to find out that this is not the case and that when it comes to waste, the choices you make can have an enormous impact… and this is where Clearabee can help you.

Recycling Week with Clearabee

Alongside being the UK’s largest ‘man and van’ clearance company, here at Clearabee we are immensely proud of our environmental credentials. Our year-round commitment to increasing our recycling and ‘diversion from landfill’ rate has seen our percentage average at least 95% across the UK (with closer to 100% being achieved in London).

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This percentage is achievable through our working relationships with over 600 recycling locations throughout the United Kingdom. Each location is audited to ensure the highest levels of compliance and most effective and suitable recycling methods. Such methods could include selecting an anaerobic digestion plant for food waste, a materials recovery facility for bulky waste, or a composting centre for green waste.

In addition, Clearabee’s blog and news section features a cornucopia of content including information on some of the more difficult to recycle items such as paint cans, tires, mattresses and sofas. Whether it’s Recycling Week or any other point in the year, you can be sure that when it comes to recycling your rubbish, you can have confidence in Clearabee.

Removing rubbish (and recycling). It’s what we do.

About Clearabee

Clearabee operates nationwide on-demand rubbish clearance and waste removal services, with over 120 vehicles and 300 directly employed staff. Our core services include our industry-leading rubbish clearance service as well as our skip bag, skip hire and sofa removal services.

Clearabee has been ranked as the fastest-growing waste management company in Europe for 3 years running and featured on The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track for the last two years.

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