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Date published: 21st September 2020

On the 17th annual Recycle Week, North Norfolk District Council would like to thank the people of North Norfolk for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year.

National statistics released by Recycle Now show that through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly 9 in 10 households saying they regularly recycle.

Coming out of lockdown, more people are prepared to change their lifestyles to help the environment: 73 per cent, up from 68 per cent in 2019. An amazing 93 per cent of UK households say they believe that everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment.

Cllr. Nigel Lloyd – Portfolio Holder for the Environment said:

"NNDC is delighted to promote Recycling week 2020. National trends show that people have a growing awareness of environmental and climate change issues. Our experience is that most people want to do their bit to help protect their environment. The good news is that everyone can help by maximising their recycling at home or in their place of work. 

North Norfolk manages to recycle around 40% of its waste - a great start, but there is room for improvement! It only takes a second to ensure that your recyclable waste items end up in the correct bin. Recycling will keep your carbon footprint down because it reduces the waste going to incineration or landfill. It’s a win-win!

I hope that the campaign this week encourages our residents to recycle even more of their waste. Everyone can do their bit for the environment, climate change and North Norfolk"

Recycling Week is supported by the Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP UK) – a charity which campaigns for sustainable living and a reduction in wasted consumption from food, plastics and packaging and textiles to name a few.

Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK, said:

"Recycle Week this year is an opportunity to thank everyone in North Norfolk for continuing to recycle, whatever their circumstances and to celebrate the way we have all pulled together. There has been a positive leap forward in attitudes that we must capitalise on so we can do even better in the coming year!”

First staged in 2004, Recycle Week is now the UK’s largest national annual recycling campaign. It is the week where citizens, media, local governments, and brands come together to meet one goal: to galvanise everyone into recycling more of the right things, more often.

North Norfolk District Council, alongside many businesses in North Norfolk, express their full support for Recycling Week 2020. Having declared a climate change emergency in 2019, the Council has supported individual and district wide efforts to promote more sustainable living. From renewable energy exploration to tree planting, NNDC has recognised the importance of environmental practices for the districts future.

In support of Recycling Week 2020 and The Council’s Green Agenda, Cromer Pier will be lit in Green all this week. You too can support Recycle Week by using #RecycleWeek on social media.

You can view all of Norfolk's recycling centres on this map 


Last updated: 21st September 2020