Author: Claire Bell
It’s Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (13 – 19 November) and we have some exciting initiatives including a brand new Recycled Products Directory, a new research guide - What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters, the Friday File Fling, plus Buy It Back Day. Accompanied by new resources and promotional materials we’ve made it even easier for businesses and communities to get involved.
This year’s theme, What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters, highlights why it’s so important to close the recycling loop. When items are recycled, they are turned into new products (or base materials that can be made into new products), which reduces waste and saves resources. End markets for these products are critical to the success of a circular economy.
The key to closing the recycling loop is for consumers and businesses to give their recycling another life by buying products made from recycled materials. The good news is we are surrounded by these products; from office paper, shoes, and clothing to chopping boards, toilet tissue, furniture, carpet underlay, newspapers and many more!
National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to find out what and where to recycle, what happens during the recycling process, and how to support the circular economy.
To help increase awareness of products made with recycled materials, support recyclers and encourage consumers and businesses to buy recycled we’ve put together a Recycled Product List that covers everything from Home and Garden to Construction and Infrastructure.
Claire is Planet Ark's Recycling Campaign Manager. After working in the communications industry and raising a young family, she joined Planet Ark to follow her passion for helping the environment.
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