Updated: Apr 10
Recycle Week is in its 18th year of celebrating recycling across the nation.
The theme for this year is 'Step It Up this Recycle Week'. Recycle week is designed to put across simple but important messages about why recycling matters. Partners will have the opportunity to bust myths and demonstrate why recycling is beneficial – keeping waste in use, and out of our environment. Recycle week is UKs biggest annual recycling campaign.
Why is recycling important?
Helps in keeping the environment clean
Reduces the amount of waste produced
Helps in the conservation of many non-renewable resources
Saves energy and thus helps in avoiding energy crisis
Prevents landfills and incinerators from getting extremely overloaded
Saves and protects the economy of a household
Helps in creating new job opportunities
Restrains the hunt for raw materials
Here are some activities for kids that help them understand the importance of recycling:
Build a robot with left over cardboard boxes and yogurt containers!
Play a game that teaches recycling
Make a bird feeder out of recycling materials
Make recycling bins for home.
Try online games about recycling
Use recyclable containers for lunch
Go on a recycling scavenger hunt
Make DIY toys
Building tents from newspapers.
Make homemade puzzles
Use string and old tins to make chimes