WRAP has produced a guide and other resources for Recycle Week (16-22 June), which has a theme this year of “Recycling at Home and Away”.
The WRAP Resource Library is full of ideas for how different types of organisations can get involved in Recycle Week.
The resources include a guide, supporters’ badges, web banners, social media images and blank poster template, which are free to download from the Resource Library.
As Recycle Week falls in the middle of the World Cup WRAP have also produced some World Cup content to use in communications, including social media channels.
More than a quarter of a billion people worldwide will watch the action from Brazil and millions of us in the UK will join them – especially as many of the big games in this year’s tournament will be televised during the prime-time evening slot in Europe.
Wrap says all these World Cup celebrations will create lots of extra waste, the majority of which can be recycled.
Tips For Recycling During The World Cup
- For all the leftover party or takeaway food that cannot be used again remember to recycle it in your kitchen caddy. This includes all cooked and raw meat and fish and any dairy products – remember to remove any packaging first
- Recycle your party packaging tin foil, food tins, drinks cans bottles jars, pots, tubs, trays and cardboard boxes, can all be recycled. All you have to do is make sure it’s clean and put it in your recycling container bin
- Enjoying a takeaway can deliver results as well. Rinsed-out metal takeaway cartons are totally recyclable
- Remember when you have finished preparing for your world cup party, shampoo bottles and aerosols such as deodorant and hairspray can be included in with your regular recycling or can be taken to your nearest recycling point
- Loving your new football shirt? No need to ditch the older version. There are plenty of charities that specialise in re-using your old football tops. And the Love Your Clothes website has a wardrobe’s worth of tips about the way to buy, use and dispose of clothes. http://loveyourclothes.org.uk
- If you’re planning a big World Cup party or ordering in a takeaway to enjoy while you’re watching a match – take that into account when you’re doing your weekly shop. That way, you won’t be left with a fridge full of food that will end up uneaten and go straight in the bin
- Buying a new television for the World Cup doesn’t mean you need to chuck out the old one. Box clever by selling it online, at a car boot sale or via an advert in your local shop. Or you could pass it on to a charity shop or through websites such as Freecycle.