National Recycling Week, established by Planet Ark in 1996, is held every year during the second week of November (7th to 13th of November 2022).
This year, National Recycling Week explores the idea that Waste isn’t Waste until it’s Wasted. Join your community and get involved in events that will cover topics like how to give resources a second life, how to reduce the need for newly produced resources, and of course, recycling. This year, it is all about quality over quantity, it is not about recycling more, but recycling better. Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thinking that waste isn’t waste until it’s wasted also provides some valuable insight into how the recycling and resource management industry works in conjunction to your efforts.