Wales may be a small country, but when it comes to recycling, we punch way above our weight. We’re already the third best recycling nation in the world, and now Brecon Carreg is backing the Wales-wide mission to make us first.
Recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change and it’s a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real impact. Being a natural mineral water producer, it won’t come as a surprise that sustainability is at the core of everything we do here at Brecon Carreg. More than most, we are aware that plastic is a problem and we are tackling the issue head on with our 2025 Packaging Commitments.
Recycling is now the norm across Wales, with over 92% of us recycling regularly as part of our daily routine. Almost 90% of us recycle items from our kitchen such as plastic drinks bottles, plastic pots and tubs, and drinks cans. We’re also recycling from every room including the bathroom and bedroom, and recycling tricky items such as empty aerosols.
However, almost half of us are still not recycling everything we can, so if we’re to help Wales reach the coveted top spot we need to do even more. Eleri Morgan explains:
“We should be proud of our recycling efforts, but there is still more we can do. We know how much our customers care about climate change and want to do all they can to make Wales cleaner and greener. Together we can help get Wales to number one and protect the planet by recycling more of the right things, every time.”
To learn more about the mighty mission visit www.walesrecycles.org.uk, look out for the ads on TV, on buses and billboards and social media across Wales or join the conversation using the hashtag #mightyrecyclers
Mighty tips to get Wales to number one
- Recycling our food waste is one of the easiest ways to give our recycling rate a big boost. Put any food waste – however small the amount – in your food waste caddy to ensure it gets collected every week
- Recycling doesn’t stop at the kitchen door – remember to recycle from other rooms too. You’d be amazed just how much bathroom waste such as empty shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel bottles can be recycled
- Most people know that water bottles, cans, and paper and card can be recycled, but don’t forget that you can also recycle more unusual items such as empty aerosols. And if you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle visit the Wales Recycles Recycling Locator
- Squash cans, pots, tubs and trays to save space in your recycling bag, bin, box or caddy. And give them a quick rinse before recycling them – there’s no need to use running water, a quick swill in the washing up bowl will do
- If Wales is going to get to number one, we all have to play our part. That means spreading the mighty mission on social media by sharing your recycling pics and tips using the #mightyrecyclers hashtag.