Cornwall Council is calling on people to step up their recycling efforts to help tackle the climate crisis.
While many people do their best to recycle and protect the environment, Biffa’s latest household participation survey found that 44% of households do not participate in bi-weekly recycling services. In other words, we do not put out recycle for collection.
A previous analysis found that 22% of the trash put into collection consisted of materials that could be put in a recycling bag or box, such as glass jam jars, plastic milk bottles, and unwanted clothing and sheets. It turns out that there is
And more than 35% of the garbage collected from Cornish households is food waste. By shopping smarter, using up leftovers, and composting, we can all reduce the amount of food we throw away.
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This Recycle Week Cornwall Council encourages residents to be realistic about recycling. That means recycling the right stuff more and more often.
Carol Mould, Councilor, Neighborhood Portfolio Holder, Cornwall Council, said:
“I urge everyone to look at what they throw in the trash and recycle what they can. It’s actually easier than many people think. You can start with one thing.
“Recycling is one of the simplest and easiest things we can do to help the environment.”
Cornwall Council provides a bi-weekly recycling collection service for all Cornwall residents. Check the Cornwall Council website for recycling collection dates.
If you want to get started but don’t have recycling bags and boxes, or if you need more, you can order them for free on the Cornwall Council website.
If you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle, visit our handy online Recycle AZ to see what’s in our recycling bags and boxes.
October 20, 2022 press release