Recycle Week is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling. It creates opportunities for us all to implement positive change that will help protect our planet. Recycle Week encourages people to recycle more through advertising campaigns and partnerships with big companies and well-known brands.
In 2021, Recycle Week will run from 20th to 26th September. The theme for this year is ‘Step It Up this Recycle Week’. This theme has been chosen to rally a movement in combating the Climate Crisis. During a difficult COVID-19 pandemic where we haven’t had much control on day-to-day events, recycling is something we can have control over. The urge is for everybody to step it up this Recycle Week and join the fight against climate change!
Who started Recycle Week?
Recycle Week was created by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), an organisation that helps others use resources more efficiently and sustainably through upcycling. WRAP also launched the ‘Recycle Now’ campaign, which is designed to help us all recycle more by providing valuable information and advice.
If you want to find out more about the great work that WRAP does, here’s a link to their website that tells you more – WRAP services.
Recycling fact and discussion
Below are some fact and discussion cards for you and your family to share and discuss.