26th Oct, 2020

Key buildings in Redditch to be illuminated in green to mark Recycle Week

Harry Leach 22nd Sep, 2020 Updated: 22nd Sep, 2020

KEY buildings including the Town Hall and the Abbey Stadium will be illuminated in green this week as the Borough Council looks to say thank you to businesses and households who recycle.

The council will be taking part in its 17th annual Recycle Week from September 21 to 27, with the aim of highlighting the town’s waste workers and the importance of recycling.

As well as lighting up buildings, the council will share a number of educational posts on social media.

It has also set up a Q&A feature for people who are confused about what can and cannot be recycled.

Residents can show their support for Redditch waste workers by using #ThankCrew on Twitter.

Coun Brandon Clayton, whose portfolio covers Environmental Services, said: “Our waste staff have risked their own wellbeing to continue serving our residents so please help us say thank you to them during Recycle Week.

“Climate change is still an enormous problem and it isn’t going away any time soon – so I must also thank all of the residents who continued to do their bit and recycle during these difficult times. We must not lose the momentum.”

Statistics released by Recycle Now show that through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly nine in 10 households saying they regularly recycle.

Ninety-three per cent of UK households say they believe that everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment.

Visit http://www.letswasteless.com or http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk or more information about recycling in your area.

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