Recycle Week 2018

From 24th September until 30th September, Plymouth Community Homes will be celebrating Recycle Week.

For 15 years, Recycle Week has been held by WRAP (The Waste & Resources Action Programme) to celebrate and raise awareness of recycling, aiming to encourage the public to recycle more and to bust the myths surrounding recycling. This year’s theme is ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ and was inspired by the way society has reacted to the themes of plastic reduction and sustainability.  

Studies by Recycle Now show that in a poll, 80% of UK residents believe that recycling makes a difference to their lives and environments, but that a quarter of those polled believe they cannot see any direct benefit of recycling.

We have made a commitment to recycle at least 70% of our waste and we are working towards a zero to landfill target. We’re currently recycling in excess of 80% of the waste we produce in the course of our business. This is all thanks to the efforts made by the Reuse Centre to sort and recycle items coming out of empty properties and waste separation by our teams at Prince Rock Depot and Brest Road Stores.

In May this year, PCH held a consultation day at The National Marine Aquarium so that residents could tell us what they think we should do to help protect our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

The feedback we received from this event, coupled with the results of an online survey will help to shape our Environmental Strategy for the next five years.

In May this year, PCH held a consultation day at The National Marine Aquarium so that residents could tell us what they think we should do to help protect our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

The feedback we received from this event, coupled with the results of an online survey will help to shape our Environmental Strategy for the next five years.

Paul Lansdell, Environmental Performance Officer for Plymouth Community Homes said: “Many of our residents reported that they would like to recycle more at home but struggle to find space to store these items, especially residents in flats. As a city we need to increase household recycling rates so we’re linking in with Plymouth City Council to come up with a practical way to promote recycling”

Over the next week, we’ll be discussing ways to reduce your consumption of single use plastics, how to recycle in the garden, how to get your kids involved in recycling and much more!