Circular economy campaign launched in Greater Manchester


Greater Manchester

#InTheLoopGM is a new campaign from Recycle for Greater Manchester which is encouraging residents to recycle items at home and keep them in the circular economy.

As well as encouraging residents to recycle, the campaign will also share messages of repair and reuse with tutorial videos. Recycle for Greater Manchester will also be encouraging residents to “get the most” from Renew Shops.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) says glass from Greater Manchester households is turned back into new jars in the North of England. The majority of recycled materials collected from households in Greater Manchester stay local, GMCA says.

The Authority says paper and cardboard are recycled at a paper mill in Trafford, food waste is transformed into compost in Todmorden, aluminium cans are recycled in Warrington and general waste is turned into energy at sites in Bolton and Runcorn.

Keeping things in use as long as possible by recycling, repairing and reusing waste is vitally important.

Eamonn Boylan, Greater Manchester chief executive lead for waste, said: “Greater Manchester recycling rates are already above 50%, but we know we can do more to help recycle, repair and reuse more items.

“Keeping things in use as long as possible by recycling, repairing and reusing waste is vitally important to help us reduce our impact on the environment and reduce our carbon emissions, but it also helps us all save money by reducing the amount we purchase and the amount of items we throw away.”

The Greater Manchester Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) plan was launched in July 2022 and covers 4 priority areas: moving to a circular economy, managing waste sustainably, reducing food waste and moving to sustainable lifestyles.

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