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Recycle Week: This year East Lindsey is 'Stepping It Up' in the fight against Climate Change!

East Lindsey District Council is proud to 'Step It Up' this Recycle Week in the biggest and best Recycle Week ever. Recycle Now and East Lindsey District Council are asking residents to 'Step It Up' in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits.

This year Recycle Now welcomes a celebrity ambassador to front Recycle Week and is delighted to be working with TV Presenter, Invictus Games Medallist and Strictly Come Dancing Star, JJ Chalmers for the national campaign.

JJ is a keen environmentalist and is partnering with Recycle Now to inspire the nation to 'Step It Up' in the fight against climate change. JJ Chalmers said, "I'm thrilled to be part of this year's campaign. I'm passionate about the environment and how we can battle climate change. I am delighted to be working with the Recycle Now team on what has become a really important week of action across the UK.  I really want to encourage people to look at what they are doing and how they can 'Step It Up' and do even more... even better."

Recycle Now and East Lindsey District Council are asking the nation to 'Step It Up' and perfect our recycling habits.

Getting recycling right

Latest research from Recycle Now reveals that almost 9 out of 10 people now recycle.

However, 55% of households put items in the general rubbish bin that can be recycled; including clean foil, aerosols, and plastic toiletry (shampoo and conditioner bottles), plastic trays and cleaning and bleach bottles. This, say Recycle Now and East Lindsey District Council, is where we need to 'Step It Up'. We can all help fight climate change by recycling because recycling currently saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 every year, which is the same as taking 12 million cars off the road.

Every year Recycle Week unites retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, national & local governments and the media to focus on how recycling can play a part in limiting the pressure we put on the planet through our use of natural resources.

Recycle Now and East Lindsey District Council are here to help! East Lindsey is a district of recyclers - but there are some simple things that we can all do to make our recycling even better.

Top tips for recycling in East Lindsey:

·        Recycle more of these items: Bathroom plastics and aerosols

·        Make sure these never go in the recycling bin: Thin plastics, takeaway food boxes, textiles, nappies and sanitary products

And if you're at all unsure about how to recycle a specific item, remember that our website can show you exactly what needs to go in the recycling bin where you live - just pick your item from the list at https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/whatbin

Craig Stephens, Campaign Manager for Recycle Now, "This year we're focussed on how recycling can help fight climate change and how by recycling even better we can have a bigger impact on our environment. Here in East Lindsey it's no different - more and more of us are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get our recycling right. So come on, East Lindsey, keep up the great work and let's make the district's recycling better than ever before!"

Councillor Martin Foster, Portfolio Holder for Operational Services at East Lindsey District Council, said: "Everyone can play their part in helping to protect the environment by recycling as much as possible.

"We want to keep improving our recycling rate to preserve natural resources and that's why we're encouraging people to recycle more and waste less this Recycle Week because we want everyone to benefit from a clean, well-cared for environment that local people can be proud of."

For the second year running major brands are putting their support/backing behind the Week by donating to help fund it including: - Amazon, British Soft Drinks Association, Britvic, Coca-Cola, Coop, Danone, innocent drinks, Listerine, McDonald's, The Natural Source Waters Association, Ocado, PepsiCo, Prevented Ocean Plastic, and Waitrose and Partners UK.

To find out more about Recycle Week, and to find out what you can and can't recycle where you live, visit www.recyclenow.org.uk/RecycleWeek