Zero Waste North West launch International Recycling Day 17th May 2014
With plans for a multi million pound gasifiying incinerator off the table, Zero Waste North West feel it is time for everyone in this region to keep our eye on the Zero Waste goal.
With this in mind we invite you to join with us to celebrate International Recycling Day in an afternoon of celebration in the Guildhall Square on Saturday 17th May from 2-5pm.
International Recycling Day is celebrated every year on 17 May. On this day, activities to encourage recycling efforts take place worldwide. Each year the popularity of the day has been gaining strength, so that more countries are joining in to spread high quality information about everything related to recycling different types of waste during the day.
Recycling saves our natural resources, reduces pollution and creates jobs. It is an excellent way to reverse climate change day by day. This year on 17 May it is important that we continue our efforts to recycle all useful waste. In this way, we will be decreasing petroleum and water consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption. At the same time, by doing so, we will avoid tons of rubbish being generated.
International Recycling Day is a day designed to make all human beings become aware of how important it is that they treat waste appropriately so as not to contribute to climate change and to protect the environment.
With the local elections just around the corner it is important that our politicians honour the will of the residents of our city and commit to a zero waste strategy.
Last year thousands supported our campaign and signed our petition rejecting gasification as an option for dealing with our waste generation crisis. Now is the time to move forward towards a goal where waste is designed out of the system. So come along on Saturday and celebrate with us, as a community we can embrace the goal of zero waste together to ensure a healthy planet for the future for generations to come.