‘Recycling on the go’ gets boost

WRAP HAS launched a new guide to improve the levels of recycling ‘on the go’.


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Whilst recycling levels in the home have increased over the past decade or so, the amount of recycling that takes place while people are out and about is limited. This means that valuable materials end up in landfill rather than the recycling stream. Wrap hopes its new guidance will help capture more of these materials.


The ‘Recycling on the Go’ guidance includes a wide range of information including how to label the bins, how to promote a recycling on the go scheme, different scheme options, and legislative requirements. It is aimed at organisations with an interest in providing recycling on the go facilities in England including local authorities, shopping centre managers, sporting arenas and hospitals.


“There are well-established schemes in place to help us recycle while we’re at home – but it can be more difficult when we’re out shopping or at a sporting event,” said Wrap director Marcus Gover.


“This guide will give decision-makers in organisations the information they need to know about how to set up or expand a recycling on the go scheme, and the business benefits that can be gained from this, such as avoiding waste disposal costs.”


Accompanying the guidance is a range of communications materials, such as posters and flyers, which are available for free download.


In Scotland, a trial is taking place to encourage more on the go recycling through the use of ‘reverse vending’ machines. The systems will reward people for recycling through a range of incentives such as money back, discount vouchers or loyalty points.