Countdown to Scotland’s first Recycle Week

Households in Scotland are being urged to spare a second thought for rubbish as the countdown to the launch of Scotland’s first dedicated week to recycling gets underway.

14 Jun 11

Recycle Week, a Zero Waste Scotland initiative which aims to encourage people to recycle a little more, kicks off next Monday (20 June 2011). 

The seven-day campaign is themed ‘Home and Away’ to emphasise the increasing number of opportunities to recycle in everyday life, including in the work place and when you’re ‘on-the-go’ in addition to those in the household.  

Iain Gulland, Director of Zero Waste Scotland, said:  “Many businesses, local authorities, and community groups are backing Recycle Week 2011, and some exciting events are being held across the country. 

“More than anything, this is an opportunity to take a moment to think about the waste we produce in our daily lives and spot where you can take an extra, easy step to make a bigger difference.  With the theme of the week being ‘Home or Away,’ we hope to emphasise the fact that waste creation isn’t limited to one area of life. 

“Recycle Week has been celebrated by organisations in England and Wales for several years now, but this is the first year that Scotland will be joining in.  The recent launch of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan makes this a fitting time for the nation to get involved, and it would be fantastic to see everyone make an extra effort over the week and do just a little bit more.”    

For more top tips on how you could recycle more, including items suitable for recycling, visit

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