What have we been up to for Recycle Week?
At Veolia Environmental Services we recycle every week of the year! In 2012 Recycle Week ran from 18-24 June. Once again the theme was "Recycling, at home and away" with a spotlight on plastic bottle recycling!
Read on for a number of activities which help educate, inform and increase awareness of recycling in the communities that we operate in.
Recycling activities and teaching resources
Are you looking for some activities to help your organisation celebrate and promote recycling? Here are some waste-reduction and recycling themed resources you can use:
Make recycling into a fun challenge for everyone by using your own recycling collection in this activity! Children will learn about different materials and what waste is made from in order to identify and recycle it. Suitable for most ages, some preparation required. Guidance notes for parents/teachers/activity leaders.
Waste preparation notes - 'Waste-Wise' Waste List
Recycling Detectives activity plan
Waste-free packed lunch
A packed lunch or picnic can create waste, like packaging, utensils and uneaten food. In this activity children will learn how to avoid and reduce waste and will get involved in planning their own waste-free meal. Download these activity sheets and guidance notes.
My waste-free packed lunch - facilitators' guide
My waste-free packed lunch - activity sheets
Read on for a flavour of what we got up to this Recycle Week!
Hampshire residents were being encouraged to go gadget-crazy during Recycle Week 2012! Residents with unwanted electrical items were encouraged to bring them along to special WEEE collection points around the county being set up by Recycle for Hampshire between 18-24 June. Read more on our Hampshire site...
Our Haringey team were running educational activities throughout the week!
Circus Takeaway, a Theatre in Education company ran performances in 10 primary schools in the borough called ‘Recyclatory Laboratory’. A 'War on Waste Awards' ceremony on Tuesday 19 June recognised and rewarded best practice in waste sustainability within schools in Haringey.
Merseyside and Halton
Did you spot the recycling messages on the digital display boards at our household recycling centre sites?
Recycle Week will be extended throughout the summer for residents in Nottinghamshire. In a drive to help increase plastic bottle recycling, residents are being encouraged to “wash em and squash em” at a number of events over the coming weeks and months!
The Veolia team in Shropshire were out and about throughout the week with the mobile information unit promoting recycling under the banner of “Recycle Now – Ask Me How” at various locations across the county. Monday – the main square in Shrewsbury, Wednesday – Oswestry Market, Friday – Bridgnorth Market.
Brighton & Hove City Council in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services once again opened the doors of our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) - find out more about our Hollingdean open day.
A week of visits was arranged to our Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark. Residents were encouraged to find out what happens to their recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility, as well as how black bag waste is turned into a resource at our Mechanical Biological Treatment facility.
School groups can still arrange to visit our Recycling Discovery Centre. Find out more about celebrating Recycle Week in Southwark.
During this year’s Recycle Week the Outreach team at Veolia in Tower Hamlets were busy promoting the national campaign with a plastic containers focus, in line with the recent introduction of these to the service provided to residents.
The team were at The Teviot Summer Festival and a school fete at St. Elizabeth Primary School on 16th June along with two Recycle Week themed stalls at Idea Stores in Bow and Whitechapel on the 19th and 21st June
With a 3D plastic life cycle and a fishing game, the team were providing information about the value of recycling plastics - with where it comes, what it can be recycled into and what can be recycled locally!
We opened the doors of our Integrated Waste Management Facility at Padworth on 23 June. To arrange a visit to the Padworth site email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0203 567 2918.