Did you know that the UK uses a staggering 15 million plastic
bottles and 13.5 million drinks cans every day – and that number is
predicted to triple during Euro 2012 and the Olympics?
With only half reaching the recycling bin, Recycle Week, 18 to 24
June, is challenging us to use this summer’s events programme
to collect a record number of bottles and cans too!
To mark the national Recycle
Week campaign the Enterprise Peterborough
Community Engagement Team invites residents to meet them at
roadshows across the city to ask questions on waste reduction,
reuse and recycling.
Peterborough is among 90 per cent of UK councils that collects
plastic bottles – not just drink bottles but also shampoo, bleach,
shower gel, and even garden products. And in Peterborough we
recycle them in our green bins from our doorstep.
Plastic bottles can be turned into fences, bags, flooring,
windows frames, fleeces, fibre fillings and even more bottles.
Drinks cans are mostly recycled into cans again and it takes only a
couple of months for a recycled can to become a new can again.
There are also energy savings in recycling. If all of us in
England recycled just one more plastic bottle each during Recycle
Week, we would save enough energy to power over 60,000 plasma TVs
for a year!
The team will be in the following locations
during the week:
- Monday 18 June, Hampton Hargate Primary
School, 2.45pm – 4.00pm
- Tuesday 19 June, Central Park,
12.00pm – 2.00pm
- Wednesday 20 June, Asda,
10.00am – 2.00pm
- Thursday 21 June, Asda, 12.00pm
- Friday 22 June, Orton Shopping
Centre, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
- Saturday 23 June, Westraven Fun
Day, 11.00 am – 3.00pm
As this year’s theme is ‘Recycle at home and
away’, Enterprise Peterborough is encouraging residents to
make the best use of their recycling facilities at home, including
free door step collections and bulky collections, as well as using
the recycling bins that are available in various locations across
Media contact: Kirsty Martin, Communications
Manager - telephone 01733 747474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.