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We're bursting with ideas, events and activities to share with you for National Recycling Week

James Treble with recycled products © Claire Bell

James Treble with recycled products

It’s Planet Ark’s National Recycling and we have some exciting initiatives including a brand new Recycled Products Directory, a new research guide - What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters, plus Buy It Back Day. Accompanied by new resources and promotional materials we’ve made it even easier for businesses and communities to get involved.

This year’s theme, What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters, highlights why it’s so important to close the recycling loop. When items are recycled, they are turned into new products (or base materials that can be made into new products), which reduces waste and saves resources. End markets for these products are critical to the success of a circular economy.

The key to closing the recycling loop is for consumers and businesses to give their recycling another life by buying products made from recycled materials. The good news is we are surrounded by these products; from office paper, shoes, and clothing to chopping boards, toilet paper, furniture, carpet underlay, newspapers and much more!

National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to find out what and where to recycle, what happens during the recycling process, and how to support the circular economy.

To help increase awareness of products made with recycled materials, support recyclers and encourage consumers to buy recycled we’ve put together a Recycled Products Directory that covers everything from Home and Garden, with eWood garden beds to Construction and Infrastructure with TonerPave asphalt and Tonerseal spray road surfaces also made from recycled printer cartridges.

Take action: 

Find a Cartridge drop-off location