This October the UK enjoyed this year’s National Recycling Week campaign: ‘Let’s Get Real about Recycling’. Recycling week is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote more recycling and the circular economy. This year’s recycling week was pushed back due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the UKs 12- day mourning period.
To celebrate and raise much needed awareness around recycling behaviours, in honour of Recycling Week, not-for-profit ‘Every Can Counts’ conducted research to rank the best and worst Local Authorities regarding recycling.
This landmark research not only measured recycling by the recycling rate of each area, but it also ranked the Local Authorities on their self- reported behaviours and attitudes to recycling. This included residents’ attitudes to recycling inside their homes as well as recycling in public places.