Be Mighty. Recycle. Top 3 is great, but let’s aim for number 1!

Today is the first day of Recycle Week 2020 (September 21-27), and in Wales we’ve already got a lot to be proud of.

Wales may be a small country, but when it comes to recycling, we punch way above our weight. We’re already the third best recyclers in the world, and now Wrexham Council is backing the Wales-wide movement to make us first.

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In Wrexham, our most recent recycling figure was 69.62%, which, when you consider we were recycling just 3% back in 2002, shows that we’re well on the right track. But we’re now looking to go the extra mile and we want you to come on that journey with us.

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Cllr David A Bithell, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Recycle Week is the perfect time to remind ourselves about the things we can or can’t recycle. We understand there’s a lot for people to remember and this can sometimes seem overwhelming, but we all need to get involved.

“This year in Wales, we’re being asked to ‘Be Mighty. Recycle’. We should be proud of our recycling efforts so far, but we must keep going, and aim to do even better. Let’s continue recycling everything we can, from all around the home, to improve our local recycling figures and help get Wales to number one.”

Mighty tips to get Wales to number one

Here’s some valuable tips that can help us reach to get even better:

  • Recycling our food waste is one of the easiest ways to give our recycling rate a big boost. Put any food waste – however small the amount – in your food waste caddy to ensure it gets collected every week
  • Recycling doesn’t stop at the kitchen door – remember to recycle from other rooms too. You’d be amazed just how much bathroom waste such as empty shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel bottles can be recycled
  • Most people know that water bottles, cans, and paper and card can be recycled, but don’t forget that you can also recycle more unusual items such as empty aerosols. And if you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle visit
  • Squash plastic bottles and cardboard to save space in your recycling bag, bin, box or caddy
  • Give bottles, cans, trays and tubs a quick rinse before recycling them to remove any food waste – there’s no need to use running water, a quick swill in the washing up bowl will do
  • If Wales is going to get to number one, we all have to play our part. That means spreading the mighty movement word on social media by sharing your recycling pics and tips using the #mightyrecyclers hashtag

We’re going to bring you more information on how you can Be Mighty throughout the week too, so stay tuned 😊

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