Sunday, 14 June 2009

LET's WASTE LESS: Recycle Week News

If you're a fan of reducing waste, you'll just love what's coming up, courtesy of WRAP's Recycle Now team.

Yes, it's that time of year again when folk all over the land will be taking part in Recycle Week, a national campaign which starts on 22nd June and which encourages people to take a few minutes out from their busy schedules to think about very simple ways to reduce their rubbish even more.

This year the theme is LET'S WASTE LESS and whether you're a commited recycler or just a beginner, Recycle Week is inviting you to take a pledge on its website to reduce, reuse or recycle just one more thing. All you need to do, is visit and select from a list of easy options.

Now there is a twist in this year's campaign. As well as including pledges from eco-celebrities, Recycle Week has also pulled together a team of bloggers who will be documenting their own challenges and very soon the Recycle Now website will include links to all the blogs that are taking part.

And you'll probably recognise a few of them, including Mrs Green, Green Pepper and BeMoreEco. So to find out what they're up to, keep popping by the campaign website for the latest links.

And I'll be taking part too. As well as committing to recycling my cartons, I've also pledged to make it easier for those in my community to waste less too.

Well a daily update on how I've washed and squashed my cartons would have been a bit repetitive wouldn't it? So, to avoid carton Groundhog Day, I'm moving away from my comfort zone and will be recycling my enthusiasm in both my local and online communities. There'll be more on all that soon, starting tomorrow, so watch this space.

In the meantime, why don't you join in and make your own pledge over at It's really easy and fun too. And I'd love to know what you've pledged to do, and what you've chosen as your forfeit (wink wink...I said it was fun didn't I).

Now did anyone spot what my forfeit is?

I've included a link to it somewhere in this post.

But trust me, literally speaking, you wouldn't want to hear it really...

...really, you wouldn't.



Mrs Green said...

La la la la laaaa, la la la laaa. Am I close ;)

Really looking forward to the week, Mrs A - you are going to be so busy and we'll be revealing more about our pledge through next week too.

Can't wait to find out what the other bloggers will be doing!

We'd better have a calm day to build up our energy; I'll have a glass of red, thanks and a sun lounger in the south of the garden :D

John costigane said...

Hi Mrs A,

Best of luck with the community effort since local issues are a big part of Recycling. We all can learn from your experiences.

Layla said...

Oh Mrs A, I would love to hear you you-know-what!! :)
I bet it would be an enlightening experience (& about recycling too!! :))

Good luck with the neighbours & the community - make 'em green!! :)

Almost Mrs Average said...

Hee hee Mrs G - you've hit it straight on the head. It's already been a bit of an exciting day so who knows how the next couple of weeks will unfold. :-D x

Hi John - thanks for good wishes. It will be interesting to see how the community responds. I am crossing my fingers that it will be a great project :-D

LOL Layla - trust me you would never want to hear it. Even the cats don't or the birds and if we had a dog, just imagine the howling ... what's the betting it would get confused with me :-D

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