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Residents thanked for their recycling efforts

Residents in Hull are being thanked for their recycling efforts.

As part of Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week, Hull City Council wants to thank those who make the effort to ensure they are recycling correctly, and helping to protect the environment.

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. And 93 per cent of UK households say they believe that ‘everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment’.

The figures come from research carried out during lockdown and an omnibus survey completed in July.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste disposal said: “As part of Recycling Week, we want to say a huge thank you to residents for playing their part and continuing to recycle over what has been an extremely testing period for all.

“By recycling right using your blue, brown and food bin you have helped to save hundreds of thousands of pounds per year. This money has been used to boost the local economy and protect council services that serve your communities.”

Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK, said: “It’s fantastic to see that despite everything that has been thrown at them this year, more people than ever in Hull are taking responsibility for protecting the environment by choosing to recycle. This is something we can all do, wherever we live – an individual action that, when performed by everyone, adds up to a huge change.

“Hull’s recycling and waste workers have been real heroes too, providing the best service possible under the most difficult of circumstances. The recognition they received in the form of friendly waves, notes, cards and gifts left out for them is heart-warming proof of how Hull has cooperated.

“Recycle Week this year is an opportunity to thank everyone in Hull 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 Hull can do even better in the coming year!”

To find out how residents can do their bit to recycle better, please visit the Hull City Council website.

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